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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Perhaps from daisy, influenced by the name of the Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1859-1924)

doozy

noun
     
doo‧zy plural doozies [countable] American English informal
something that is extremely good, bad, strange, big etc:
I've heard lies before, but that one was a real doozy!

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