snazziness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Snazzy + -ness.

Noun[edit]

snazziness (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Elegance in manner of dress; stylishness; flashiness.
    • 2007, Jason Sheftell, "Urban stylists," New York Daily News, 24 Aug. (retrieved 8 Jan. 2009):
      "We wanted to give the wallpaper some snazziness and motion," says Ha, laughing.
    • 2008, Marty Katz, "Ultrathin Laptop Starts Up Quickly and Comes With a Brand Name That Gamers Love," New York Times, 12 Jun. (retrieved 8 Jan. 2009):
      And, for elevated snazziness, the black carbon-fiber-weave case can be customized with wild designs, automotive paints or, for something Apple may never match, it can be chromed.
  2. (informal) Excellence; cleverness, ingenuity, or adeptness in behavior, operation, or execution.
    • 2001, Roben Farzad, "Why Shareholders Give TiVo the HeaveHo," SmartMoney.com, 28 Jun. (retrieved 8 Jan 2009):
      There's a painful disparity between the snazziness of TiVo's technology and the decrepitude of its balance sheet.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (elegance in manner of dress; stylishness; flashiness): pizazz, dash, flair

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