razzle-dazzle


raz·zle–daz·zle

noun \ˌra-zəl-ˈda-zəl\

: noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention

American football : an action, movement, etc., that is done to confuse an opponent

Full Definition of RAZZLE-DAZZLE

1
:  a state of confusion or hilarity
2
:  a complex maneuver (as in sports) designed to confuse an opponent
3
:  a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display
razzle–dazzle adjective

Origin of RAZZLE-DAZZLE

reduplication of dazzle
First Known Use: 1889

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