razzle–dazzle

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

Definition of razzle–dazzle

  1. 1 :  a state of confusion or hilarity

  2. 2 :  a complex maneuver (as in sports) designed to confuse an opponent

  3. 3 :  a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display

razzle–dazzle

adjective

Origin and Etymology of razzle–dazzle

reduplication of dazzle


First Known Use: 1885


RAZZLE–DAZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

razzle–dazzle

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

Definition of razzle–dazzle for English Language Learners

  • : 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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