MEANING:
noun:
1. A style of music characterized by improvisation.
2. Etcetera (in the phrase: and all that jazz).
3. Nonsense.
verb tr.:
1. To enliven (in the phrase: to jazz up).
2. To exaggerate or lie.
ETYMOLOGY:
Of undetermined origin, perhaps a variant of slang jasm (energy, vigor). Earliest documented use: 1912
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