[ snaz-ee ]
/ ˈsnæz i /

adjective, snaz·zi·er, snaz·zi·est.

extremely attractive or stylish; flashy; fancy: a snazzy dresser.

Origin of snazzy

First recorded in 1930–35; origin uncertain
Related formssnaz·zi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for snazzy


/ (ˈsnæzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest

informal (esp of clothes) stylishly and often flashily attractive
Derived Formssnazzily, adverbsnazziness, noun

Word Origin for snazzy

C20: perhaps from sn (appy + j) azzy
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Word Origin and History for snazzy



"stylish, flashy," 1932, U.S. colloquial, perhaps a blend of snappy and jazzy.

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