from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Fashionable or flashy.
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- adj. Elegant in manner of dress; stylish, modern or appealing in appearance; flashy.
- adj. Excellent; clever, ingenious, or adept in behavior, operation, or execution.
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- adj. flashily stylish
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown but perhaps a blend of snappy + jazzy, or from Irish snas (meaning polish, good appearance) . The first documented use of the word was on 30 March 1901 on page 3 of the The Evening Post, Wellington, New Zealand. The Reference was to "'Snazzy,' otherwise G.H. Snazelle ." George H. Snazelle was a noted English vocalist, entertainer and actor who was born George Snazel in 1848, and who died in 1912. It is probable that the word was coined to refer to this stylish, well-traveled celebrity of the age. (Wiktionary)