Unknown but perhaps a blend of snappy +‎ jazzy, or from Irish snas (polish; good appearance).


  • IPA(key): /ˈsnæzi/
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snazzy (comparative snazzier, superlative snazziest)

  1. (informal) Elegant in manner of dress; stylish, modern or appealing in appearance; flashy.
    Synonyms: dapper, elegant, pizazzy, smart, cool
    Antonyms: inelegant, scruffy, sloppy
    a snazzy dresser
  2. (informal) Excellent; clever, ingenious, or adept in behavior, operation, or execution.
    Synonyms: cool (informal), nifty (informal), smart
    Antonyms: crappy (coarse slang), duff, lame (informal, especially US), naff (informal), rubbishy (informal)
    • 1938 April 17, Jane Murdock, “Friday Afternoon Dances”, in Washington Post, page PY8:
      Those Friday afternoon dances in the gym are really snazzy.
    • 2009 January 8, Suzanne Choney, “Palm looks to regain place in smartphone race”, in msnbc.com[1], archived from the original on 2009-01-21:
      Of those migrating to the iPhone from other devices, a good number of them are former Treo users who found Apple's device to be a souped-up, snazzier and even easier-to-use version of the Treo.

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