Occasionally there are just some words that I really love. There are a lot of fun words that get a lot of credit just for their pronunciation, words like “Mastication”, for instance. But it is truly a rare word that I enjoy both for it’s pronunciation and it’s meaning.
Today’s winner is a word that has long been a favorite:
Razzmatazz — any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent. Or noisy and exciting activity meant to attract attention.
It’s a bluff. A ruse. A big showy display to get your attention while someone sneaks something over on you. Originally, I think it was a basketball term. But that doesn’t really matter. It’s such a fun word.