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

razzle-dazzle

adjective

Origin and Etymology of razzle-dazzle

reduplication of dazzle


RAZZLE-DAZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

razzle-dazzle

noun

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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