Definition of Razzmatazz

1. Noun. Any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent.

Exact synonyms: Razmataz, Razzle, Razzle-dazzle
Generic synonyms: Play



Definition of Razzmatazz

1. Noun. Ambiguous or meaningless language. ¹

2. Noun. Empty and tiresome speculation. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) Something presenting itself in a fanciful and showy, often unrealistic manner, especially when intended to impress and confuse. ¹

4. Noun. (rare) A long and imposing series of mindless but necessary tasks; drudgery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Razzmatazz

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Razzmatazz

razzberries
razzberry
razzed
razzes
razzia
razzias
razzing
razzle
razzle-dazzle
razzle dazzle
razzleberry pie
razzleberry pies
razzled
razzles
razzling
razzmatazz (current term)
razzmatazzes
rbd
rbi
rci recombinase
rcpt
re-
re-activate
re-addicting
re-address
re-afforest
re-afforestation
re-aggravate
re-aggravated
re-aggravates

Literary usage of Razzmatazz

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Season of Hope: Economic Reform Under Mandela And Mbeki by Alan Hirsch (2005)
"In this sense, even the 1992 Ready to Govern document, with all the razzmatazz of the national conference in Johannesburg, was still largely drafted by ..."

2. State of the Nation: South Africa 2004-2005 by John Daniel, Roger Southall, Jessica Lutchman (2005)
"... his campaigning in the townships had razzmatazz, colour and the aura of a party on the move. Black supporters wearing DA T-shirts and waving party flags ..."

3. Landscapes of La Palma and El Hierro: A Countryside Guide by Noel Rochford (2003)
"If you want a holiday with razzmatazz, head for one of the 'big four' (with the appropriate Landscapes guide). But if you don't mind unrushed service, ..."

4. Romantic Weekends in Northern and Central Florida by Janet Groene, Gordon Groene (2003)
"Still others want to escape the razzmatazz and find a different Florida, one filled with placid streams and ponds, ..."

5. Britain on Backroads by Andrew Duncan (2000)
"Whatever your feelings about the razzmatazz of the stately homes business, seeing the ruins of the Cistercian abbey, founded by King John in a fit of ..."

6. Londonby Alice Taucher, Ken Bernstein by Alice Taucher, Ken Bernstein (2000)
"Nowadays the name is equally suggestive of the razzmatazz of London's theatreland, upmarket restaurants and glamorous nightclubs. ..."

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