alakazam

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interjection ala·ka·zam \ˌa-lə-kə-ˈzam, ˌä-\
variants: less commonly

alacazam

Definition of alakazam

  1. —used as an invocation of magical power or to indicate an instantaneous transformation or appearance that occurs by or as if by magic He is unlikely to be judged kindly by subway and bus riders if they do not see—alakazam !—quick improvement in fraying service. — Clyde Haberman, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of alakazam

earlier alagazam, a nonsense word (of obscure origin)


First Known Use: 1902


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