shazam

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English[edit]

Captain Marvel and his ancient mentor Shazam on the cover of Captain Marvel Adventures number 47 (July 1945).

Etymology[edit]

Arguably coined by American comic book writer Bill Parker in February 1940[1][2], from the first letters of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury.

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Interjection[edit]

shazam

  1. Alternative spelling of shazaam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karl M. Kapp (2013) The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Ideas into Practice, John Wiley & Sons, →ISBN, page 191: “If you recall, Shazam is a comic book character created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck for Fawcett Comics. He is an ancient wizard who gives a young boy named Billy Batson the power to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel.”
  2. ^ shazam” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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