energy; vitality; vigor.
attractive style; dash; flair.
(informal) an attractive combination of energy and style; sparkle, vitality, glamour Also called pazzazz, pazazz, pzazz
also pizzaz; pizzazz, 1937, probably originally college or show-biz slang.
Pizazz, to quote the editor of the Harvard Lampoon, is an indefinable dynamic quality, the je ne sais quoi of function; as for instance, adding Scotch puts pizazz into a drink. Certain clothes have it, too. [“Harper’s Bazaar,” March 1937]
Energy; power; pep, piss and vinegar: What’s missing is overall pizzazz and pace
[1937+; origin unknown; perhaps echoically suggested by piss, ass, and piss and vinegar]
[peet-suh-ree-uh] /ˌpit səˈri ə/ noun 1. a restaurant, bakery, or the like, where pizzas are made and sold. /ˌpiːtsəˈriːə/ noun 1. a place where pizzas are made, sold, or eaten n. 1943, likely in use in American English in restaurant names by 1930, from pizza with ending as in cafeteria.
[pit-si-kah-toh; Italian peet-tsee-kah-taw] /ˌpɪt sɪˈkɑ toʊ; Italian ˌpit tsiˈkɑ tɔ/ Music. adjective 1. played by plucking the strings with the finger instead of using the bow, as on a violin. noun, plural pizzicati [pit-si-kah-tee; Italian peet-tsee-kah-tee] /ˌpɪt sɪˈkɑ ti; Italian ˌpit tsiˈkɑ ti/ (Show IPA) 2. a note or passage so played. /ˌpɪtsɪˈkɑːtəʊ/ adjective, adverb […]
[piz-uh l] /ˈpɪz əl/ noun 1. the penis of an animal, especially a bull. 2. a whip made from a bull’s pizzle. /ˈpɪzəl/ noun 1. (archaic or dialect) the penis of an animal, esp a bull n. “penis of a bull used as a flogging instrument,” 1520s, from Low German pesel or Flemish pezel, diminutive […]
[pee-jeyz] /ˈpiˌdʒeɪz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) Informal. 1. . presiding justice