snazzy

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Unknown but perhaps a blend of snappy +‎ jazzy, or from Irish snas (polish; good appearance).

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snazzy (comparative snazzier, superlative snazziest)

  1. (informal) Elegant in manner of dress; stylish, modern or appealing in appearance; flashy.
  2. (informal) Excellent; clever, ingenious, or adept in behavior, operation, or execution.
    • 1938, Jane Murdock, "Friday Afternoon Dances," Washington Post, 17 Apr., p. PY8:
      Those Friday afternoon dances in the gym are really snazzy.
    • 2009, Suzanne Choney, "Palm looks to regain place in smartphone race," msnbc.com, 8 Jan (retrieved 8 Jan 2009) :
      Of those migrating to the iPhone from other devices, a good number of them are former Treo users who found Apple's device to be a souped-up, snazzier and even easier-to-use version of the Treo.

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