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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A style of music characterized by improvisation.
2. Etcetera (in the phrase: and all that jazz).
1. To enliven (in the phrase: to jazz up).
2. To exaggerate or lie.
Of undetermined origin, perhaps a variant of slang jasm (energy, vigor). Earliest documented use: 1912.
"They had energy and passion and all that jazz."
Many Phases Later; The Irish Times (Dublin); Dec 10, 2011.
"Don't give me any of that jazz about hope or nonsense about righteousness."
Bob Dylan; Chronicles: Volume 1; Simon & Schuster; 2004.
"With so much stress at work, what can we do to jazz up our mood."
Misha Paul; Jazz Up Your Work Station; The Times of India (New Delhi); Aug 8, 2011.
See more usage examples of jazz in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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