razzmatazz

[raz-muh-taz]

Origin of razzmatazz

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; by alteration
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Word Origin and History for razzmatazz
n.

1894, perhaps a varied reduplication of jazz (n.). The word had early associations with that kind of music (later especially in contrast to swing).

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