presto chango

imperative verb
presto chan·go | \-ˈchān(ˌ)jō\

Definition of presto chango 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: change quickly used originally as a magician's command

presto chango

noun
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Definition of presto chango (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sudden transformation as if by magic suggest that the solution of social and political ills lay in … a moral presto chango —Irwin Edman

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History and Etymology for presto chango

Imperative verb

presto entry 1 + chango (from change + -o —as in presto)

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