razzle-dazzle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n razzle-dazzle any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • razzle-dazzle To dazzle and confuse; daze in a sudden or humorous way; bewilder; intoxicate.
    • n razzle-dazzle A state of dazed confusion or dizziness, as in intoxication.
    • n razzle-dazzle A revolving platform, with a swift, irregular, swerving motion, on which passengers are carried, for their amusement, at fairs and pleasure-resorts.
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Usage

In literature:

Then I sought out French Frank, the oyster pirate, who wanted to sell, I had heard, his sloop, the Razzle Dazzle.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
He had me razzle-dazzled.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Dere's a reg'lar razzle-dazzle fight goin' on heah.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
No more razzle-dazzle for master!
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
I wonder he could sleep, After the razzle-dazzle ... Concubines!
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
It was poker dice now, having begun as razzle dazzle.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
I've got a new spool for it that'll razzle-dazzle you.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
For all the world as though you'd been out on the razzle-dazzle last night, sir.
"Three Hats" by Alfred Debrun
In the middle of this razzle-dazzle come another crash and a flood of light.
"Plain Mary Smith" by Henry Wallace Phillips
We thought how many people in their so-called Christian life are riding the razzle-dazzle.
"The Palm Tree Blessing" by W. E. Shepard
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In news:

Seeking the old razzle-dazzle .
2012 Video Music Awards lack razzle-dazzle .
'Chicago' brings back razzle-dazzle .
Emmys Red Carpet Razzle Dazzle.
Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days to feature "Bow and Arrow Razzle Dazzle".
Give 'em the ol' Razzle-Dazzle .
Michelle Obama's ' razzle-dazzle ' Alexander McQueen ball gown.
News Sports HARLEM AMBASSADORS READY TO RAZZLE-DAZZLE BROOKINGS-HARBOR.
Supporters of WCT hold annual benefit, a 'Razzle Dazzle Revue'.
Betty Lightner, Jim Lightner and Martha Murphy sing "Razzle Dazzle" for the upcoming Whidbey Children's Theater benefit, 'Gotta Sing.
No Cloning, Lots of Razzle-Dazzle at New McDonald's.
Razzle-dazzle broadway musical comes to the Sioux City Auditorium.
CHICAGO, the " Razzle-Dazzle Broadway Musical," will be performed March 15, 2001, at the Sioux City Auditorium.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of a string of hit films revamped with razzle-dazzle and shoved onto a stage.
Will bring some razzle dazzle to the stage when he takes on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago this month.
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