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zip-a-dee-doo-dah

Definitions

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  • interj. An exclamation of happiness.
  • adj. Characteristic of such a feeling.

Etymologies

From a song in the Disney movie Song of the South, from “O Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day”, chorus to an old minstrel song “Zip Coon” popularized by George Washington Dixon[2] (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seattle has done zip-a-dee-doo-dah away from the Dome and the infamous 12th man 1 more

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  • But they sound exactly like no one, and their songs of the South are as far from zip-a-dee-doo-dah as can be -- rife with people struggling to get by, whether because of rotten circumstances or broken or unfulfilled promises.

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  • Listen as we chat with Kerthy on the ten years spent making the film, the overblown zip-a-dee-doo-dah controversy and what love song she thinks best represents the eccentric musician.

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  • "The project has moved slowly, but zip-a-dee-doo-dah, we're here a year later and we've broken ground."

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  • If you haven't heard: Disney, the company that immortalized pale pretties like Snow White and the zip-a-dee-doo-dah of plantation living in

    NYT > Home Page

  • The bluebird is the cheery little guy on your shoulder as you sing zip-a-dee-doo-dah.

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  • It was a chilly but sunny "zip-a-dee-doo-dah" kind of morning on the Tenalquot Prairie at Fort Lewis.

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  • "banks" of the faux canal, singing an incredibly annoying, jaw-clenching ditty about positive thinking and finding your "laughing place," and having a zip-a-dee-doo-dah day!

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  • The Frog Princess), the name of the protagonist (originally Maddy, feared to sound too much like "Mammy"), and her profession (originally a maid), seem to have entirely missed the forest for the trees - namely, that Disney's first black "princess" lives in a world where the ceiling on black ambition is firmly set at the service industries, and Tiana and her neighbors seem downright zip-a-dee-doo-dah happy about that.

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