jazz

noun
1》 a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments.
2》 (also jazz ballet or jazz dance) a style of theatrical dance performed to jazz or popular music.
verb
1》 (jazz something up) make something more lively.
2》 dated play or dance to jazz.
Phrases
and all that jazz informal and such similar things.
Derivatives
jazzer noun
Origin
early 20th cent.: of unknown origin.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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