alakazam

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

Definition of alakazam

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 HabermanNew York Times30 Oct. 2009

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Origin and Etymology of alakazam

earlier alagazam, a nonsense word (of obscure origin)


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