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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from Bantu jas 'to cause to dance, excite'

jazz

1 noun
     
jazz1 [uncountable]
1APM a type of music that has a strong beat and parts for performers to play alone:
a jazz band
a jazz club
modern jazz
2

and all that jazz

spoken and things like that:
I'm fed up with work, meetings, and all that jazz.
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