razzle-dazzle

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raz·​zle-daz·​zle | \ ˌra-zəl-ˈda-zəl How to pronounce razzle-dazzle (audio) \

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

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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

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The first known use of razzle-dazzle was in 1885

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“Razzle-dazzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razzle-dazzle. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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razzle-dazzle

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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

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