Definition of alakazam in US English:

alakazam

exclamation

  • Used as an exclamation imparting supposed magical power, as when performing a trick. Hence in extended use, connoting any sudden transformation or happening.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Sun. Apparently an arbitrary formation, invented to sound like a word in an unspecified foreign language, with the intention of creating an air of exoticism and mystery. In use as a magical exclamation perhaps approximately suggested by abracadabra, although compare discussion below.

Pronunciation

alakazam

/ˌaləkəˈzam/