-a-palooza

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Etymology[edit]

By analogy to Lollapalooza, a music festival, from lallapalootza

Suffix[edit]

-a-palooza

  1. Forms the name of a promotional event such as a presentation.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, Christmas Belles, Dramatists Play Service, ISBN 082222190X, page 10
      Honey Raye: Honey Raye Futrelle and Company proudly present ... Bethlehem-A-Palooza!
    • 1998, Hal Erickson, Sid and Marty Krofft, A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children’s Television, 1969–1993, McFarland, ISBN 078640518X,
      September 16, 1995: The high-profile, high-rated Nickelodeon cable service runs Puf-a-Palooza, a 15-hour marathon of vintage Sid and Marty Krofft productions.
    • 2007, Paul Carr and Graham Pond, The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life, Macmillan, ISBN 0312376480, page 131
      The dealership is located in Motorati Island, a 96-acre plot which General Motors plans to give away, plot by plot, in land grants to Second Life Residents keen to practise their automotive-building skills. This scheme they have christened Land-a-Palooza.
  2. Emphasizes or exaggerates the element of a situation.
    • 2002, Richie Tankersley, The Angel Chronicles, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743431162, page 17
      “Halloween quiet?” Xander shot her a quizzical look. “I figured it would be a big old vamp scare-a-palooza.”
    • 2004, Evan Thoman, Election 2004, How Bush Won and What You Can Expect in the Future, ISBN 1586482939, page 68
      The room erupted into cheers. The staff meeting that day was a “laugh-a-palooza,” recalled a Bush aide.
    • 2007, Catherine Mulvany, Something Wicked, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416525572, page 102
      This area is spring-a-palooza, but so far none of the springs we’ve explored has met Nash’s criteria.

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