doozy


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doo·zy

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).]

doozy

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

doo•zie

(ˈdu zi)

also doo•zer

(-zər),

n. Informal.
something remarkable of its kind.
[1925–30, Amer.; earlier also dozy, of uncertain orig.]
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