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1. Music
a. A style of music, native to America, characterized by a strong but flexible rhythmic understructure with solo and ensemble improvisations on basic tunes and chord patterns and, more recently, a highly sophisticated harmonic idiom.
b. Big band dance music.
2. Slang
a. Animation; enthusiasm.
b. Nonsense.
c. Miscellaneous, unspecified things: brought the food and all the jazz to go with it.
v. jazzed, jazz·ing, jazz·es
1. Music To play in a jazz style.
2. Slang
a. To utter exaggerations or lies to: Don't jazz me.
b. To give great pleasure to; excite: The surprise party jazzed the guest of honor.
c. To cause to accelerate.
v.intr. Slang
To exaggerate or lie.
Phrasal Verb:
jazz up Slang
To make more interesting; enliven: jazzed up the living area with beaded curtains.

[Originally, vim, vigor, pep, copulation, semen, perhaps shortening of earlier jasm, vim, vigor and akin to jism.]

jazz′er n.
jazz′ish adj.


slang US and Canadian excited or delighted
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Local music aficionados have been getting jazzed to some of the genre's brightest acts each June at the Bowl for 23 years.
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Simi Valley High junior Peter Moresi is jazzed about playing in the Ojai Jazz Festival, to be held Saturday, and the reason has a name: Maynard Ferguson.