razz·​ma·​tazz | \ ˌraz-mə-ˈtaz How to pronounce razzmatazz (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web And the authoritarian military generals moved in a fascinating combination of fascist goose-stepping and Broadway razzmatazz. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando Theater Best of 2019: Choreography," 5 Dec. 2019 But for all the razzmatazz of Mr Modi’s recent rally with Donald Trump in Houston, there has been little progress on difficult issues. The Economist, "Foreign policyIndia’s foreign policy remains cautious and unimaginative," 24 Oct. 2019 James was asked facetiously how to contain the razzmatazz hop skiddly-doo of Doncic ahead of the Los Angeles-Dallas national TV showdown. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers can’t contain Luka Doncic’s razzmatazz hop skiddly-doo in 131-111 loss to Mavericks," 4 Nov. 2019 And the authoritarian military generals move in a combination of fascist goose-stepping and Broadway razzmatazz. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Dancing electrifies by-the-book ‘Evita’ | Review," 10 Sep. 2019 The World Football Cup is the antithesis of professional soccer’s razzmatazz. NBC News, "CONIFA World Football Cup is soccer showdown for not-quite countries," 9 June 2018 Yet for all this tiresome razzmatazz, the model is not new. The Economist, "How Flixbus conquered the European coach market," 10 May 2018 After the razzmatazz of France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit, Angela Merkel’s meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday is likely to be an altogether more businesslike affair. Simon Nixon, WSJ, "As Merkel Visits U.S., Germany’s Trade Surplus Isn’t the Problem," 25 Apr. 2018 His 70th birthday was again marked by an international gathering of scientists in Cambridge, and also with some razzmatazz. Martin Rees, Newsweek, "A Brief History of My Friend Stephen Hawking, the Man Who Changed Our Times," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of razzmatazz

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for razzmatazz

probably alteration of razzle-dazzle

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“Razzmatazz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razzmatazz. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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: noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention

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