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See also: -apalooza



From lallapalootza, lalapalooza, by analogy to Lollapalooza, a music festival.


  • IPA(key): /ə.pə.lu.zə/, /ə.pə.lʊ.zə/
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  1. Forms the name of a promotional event such as a presentation
    • 2007, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten, Christmas Belles, Dramatists Play Service, →ISBN, 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:
      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, Graham Pond, The Unofficial Tourists' Guide to Second Life, Macmillan,, →ISBN, 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.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:-a-palooza.
  2. Emphasizes or exaggerates the element of a situation
    • 2002, Richie Tankersley, The Angel Chronicles, Simon and Schuster,, →ISBN, 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, 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, page 102:
      This area is spring-a-palooza, but so far none of the springs we’ve explored has met Nash’s criteria.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:-a-palooza.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -palooza (sometimes used when added to a word that already ends in a vowel)