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Definition of "doozy" [doozy]

  • Slang Something extraordinary or bizarre: "Among the delicious names taken by, or given to, minor political parties in the United States . . . are these doozies: Quids, Locofocos, Barnburners, Coodies, Hunkies, Bucktails” ( Saturday Review). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doozy" in a sentence
  • "I didn't know the word doozy, but I guess that's a very positive word, huh?"
  • "In a Los Angeles Times article about the so-called "Gang of Six" senators, we're treated to this doozy, which is such conventional wisdom that no source was thought necessary: "Democratic senators up for reelection next year are particularly interested in debt-reduction strategies, an issue that has energized independent voters.""
  • "Another doozy was the time Danny left our heavy wooden ladder leaning against the wall next to the front door while I was out grocery shopping."