Definition of doozy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈduːzi
(also doozie)

noun (plural doozies)

informal , chiefly North American
  • Something outstanding or unique of its kind: it’s gonna be a doozy of a black eye
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    • Be sure to check back tomorrow, though, coz that one's gonna be a doozy.
    • Not that her failure to do so in any way excuses what sounds like a doozy of a temper tantrum on her part.
    • What I didn't count on was that while we settled into our grown-up middle aged persona, the right wing was going to have a doozy of a mid-life crisis and hurl themselves into true radicalism.


early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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