lallapalootza

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Origin unknown. Probably a fanciful formation.

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lallapalootza (plural lallapalootzas)

  1. (US, slang) Something very good of its kind.
    1904: Saturday night we had our final parade with the fireworks finish, and it was a lallapalootza! — Hugh McHugh, I'm from Missouri, 1904. Quoted in Susie Dent, Larpers and Shroomers: the Language Report, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-861012-2, page 16.

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