Definitions for razzmatazzˈræz məˈtæz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

razz•ma•tazzˈræz məˈtæz(n.)

  1. Ref: razzle-dazzle.

Origin of razzmatazz:

1895–1900, Amer.; by alter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. razzle-dazzle, razzle, razzmatazz, razmataz(noun)

    any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent


  1. razzmatazz(Noun)

    Ambiguous or meaningless language.

    He says he's late for the meeting because his daughter had an emergency at school, but I don't buy this razzmatazz.

  2. razzmatazz(Noun)

    Empty and tiresome speculation.

    A few politicians are creating some razzmatazz about reinstating the draft.

  3. razzmatazz(Noun)

    Something presenting itself in a fanciful and showy, often unrealistic manner, especially when intended to impress and confuse.

    Is he really the next big thing, or is all the media attention just a bunch of razzmatazz?

  4. razzmatazz(Noun)

    A long and imposing series of mindless but necessary tasks; drudgery.

    When I finally got done dealing with all the razzmatazz of college registration, I decided to go out and have a drink.

  5. Origin: Origin uncertain; perhaps an extended form of razzle-dazzle.


  1. Razzmatazz

    "Razzmatazz" is a song by British rock group Pulp. It was their final single for Gift Records and received much critical acclaim. It was released independently of an album, although it appeared as a bonus track at the end of the US version of His 'n' Hers. All the tracks on the single were re-released within eight months by Island Records on their Intro – The Gift Recordings compilation.

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