RAZZMATAZZ

razzle, razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz, razmataz

(noun) any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

razzmatazz (usually uncountable, plural razzmatazzes)

Ambiguous or meaningless language.

Empty and tiresome speculation.

(informal) Something presenting itself in a fanciful and showy, often unrealistic manner, especially when intended to impress and confuse.

(rare) A long and imposing series of mindless but necessary tasks; drudgery.

Synonyms

• (meaningless language): claptrap, double-talk

• (fancy presentation): razzle-dazzle

Source: Wiktionary



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Coffee Trivia

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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