pizzazz

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Possibly borrowed from the Semitic root פזז (pazaz) found in the Arabic word meaning 'be frightened, excited,' the Syriac word meaning 'leap,' and the Hebrew word for 'agility, leap (in dance).' (see 6339 in The Brown Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon Coded with Strongs Concordance Numbers)

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pizzazz (uncountable)

  1. Flair, zest, or vitality; vigor; energy.
    The show had a lot of pizzazz, with glittering costumes and upbeat music.

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