- (informal) Something presenting itself in a fanciful and showy, often unrealistic manner, especially when intended to impress and confuse.
"Is he really the next big thing, or is all the media attention just a bunch of razzmatazz?"
- Empty and tiresome speculation.
"A few politicians are creating some razzmatazz about reinstating the draft."
- Ambiguous or meaningless language.
"He says he's late for the meeting because his daughter had an emergency at school, but I don't buy this razzmatazz."
- (rare) A long and imposing series of mindless but necessary tasks; drudgery.
"When I finally got done dealing with all the razzmatazz of college registration, I decided to go out and have a drink."