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or doo·zie  (do͞o′zē)
n. pl. doo·zies Slang
Something extraordinary, impressive, or unique: a doozy of a hailstorm.

[Probably alteration of daisy, splendid person or thing (perhaps influenced by the name of Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actress).]


n, pl -zies
slang something excellent: the plot's a doozy.


(ˈdu zi)

also doo•zer


n. Informal.
something remarkable of its kind.
[1925–30, Amer.; earlier also dozy, of uncertain orig.]
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Looking at the data together uncovers doozies like this one: In 2001, community colleges in five states received an average of 50 percent or more of their budgets from state funding--compared to schools in 22 states in 1981.
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