Jazz

Noun

  • (music) A musical art form rooted in West African cultural and musical expression and in the African American blues tradition, with diverse influences over time, commonly characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms and improvisation.
  • The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.

    "What is all this jazz lying around?"

  • Nonsense.

    "Stop talking jazz."

  • The (in)tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a thing.

    "What jazz were you referring to earlier?"

  • (with positive terms) Of excellent quality, the genuine article.

    "That show was the jazz! = That musical concert/television program was most enjoyable.This risotto is simply the jazz. = This risotto was cooked in the classic manner."

  • Energy, excitement, excitability. Very lively.
  • Unspecified thing(s).

    "I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera."

Verb

  • To enliven, brighten up, make more colourful or exciting; excite
  • To distract/pester.

    "Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone."

  • To dance to the tunes of jazz music.
  • To destroy.

    "You’ve gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined."

  • To play jazz music.
  • To complicate.

    "Don’t jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!"

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