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schnazzy

adjective; blending
excellent, impressive Slang terminology is constantly being introduced by young teenagers, such as this speaker. In the place of existing words, such as “sweet” or “cool,” or perhaps older words, such as “rad,” or “bodacious,” the speaker used a new form as a positive epithet. She is possibly drawing on the existing superlatives “sharp” and “snazzy” that express a similar meaning of satisfaction. Slang words such as these are common among a particular speech community – high-school aged teenagers.
 
“Check out my new shoes…” Response: “Schnazzy!”
Etymology : “sharp” + “snazzy”
Source : Conversation with high-school aged sister
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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