razzle-dazzle

noun
raz·zle-daz·zle | \ˌra-zəl-ˈda-zəl \

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

Other Words from razzle-dazzle

razzle-dazzle adjective

First Known Use of razzle-dazzle

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for razzle-dazzle

reduplication of dazzle

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about razzle-dazzle

Share razzle-dazzle

Dictionary Entries near razzle-dazzle

razzamatazz

razzia

razzle

razzle-dazzle

razzmatazz

R & B

Rb

Statistics for razzle-dazzle

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for razzle-dazzle

The first known use of razzle-dazzle was in 1885

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for razzle-dazzle

razzle-dazzle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of razzle-dazzle

: noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention

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

More from Merriam-Webster on razzle-dazzle

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for razzle-dazzle

Comments on razzle-dazzle

What made you want to look up razzle-dazzle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!