American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Something extraordinary or bizarre: "Among the delicious names taken by, or given to, minor political parties in the United States . . . are these doozies: Quids, Locofocos, Barnburners, Coodies, Hunkies, Bucktails” ( Saturday Review).
- American, from daisy (the flower), also 18th century and onward English slang for something excellent. May have been influenced by Eleonora Duse, Italian actress. (Wiktionary)
- Possibly blend of daisy and Duesenberg, a luxury car of the late 1920s and 1930s. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I didn't know the word doozy, but I guess that's a very positive word, huh?”
“In a Los Angeles Times article about the so-called "Gang of Six" senators, we're treated to this doozy, which is such conventional wisdom that no source was thought necessary: "Democratic senators up for reelection next year are particularly interested in debt-reduction strategies, an issue that has energized independent voters.”
“Another doozy was the time Danny left our heavy wooden ladder leaning against the wall next to the front door while I was out grocery shopping.”
“Whew ... that's an eight word doozy of a question.”
“Here's a real "doozy" joe found that I want to preserve and highlight:”
“I have to admire a critic who can characterize a piece of music as a "doozy".”
“Now, if I ever use the word "doozy," it ` s got to be a "doozy" because it ` s not a word, you know, I toss around lightly.”
“Like, 'doozy' as in 'you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some of the most obnoxious people on the planet.”
“The Holiday Season Precipitation Event of 2010 was either a "doozy" or a "humdinger,”
“More information, including how to call in, is a lovely review at Athena's Bookshelf, calling it both a "doozy" and a "wonderfully crafted family drama.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘doozy’.
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5-Letter words with J, X, Q or Z
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What a -Y does to an otherwise common, dull word
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favourite word" and adds it to this list.
thunderfuck, incredible, merp, sara, flopparoo, smother, fugly, buer, plum, canny, nefelibata, cuntbucket and 1972 more...
States of being are listed on oofy.
( personal list )
related (from me):
"Fornication" is not equal to "formication".
Words with funny meaning, spelling or both.
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Looking for tweets for doozy.