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glitz

noun \ ˈglits \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of glitz

: extravagant showiness : glitter, ostentation

glitziness

\ˈglit-sē-nəs\ noun

glitzy

play \ˈglit-sē\ adjective

Examples of glitz in a Sentence

  1. She grew tired of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life.

  2. The casino was all glitz.

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Origin and Etymology of glitz

perhaps modification of German glitzern to glitter, from Middle High German glitzen; akin to Old Norse glitra to glitter


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glitz

verb

Definition of glitz

glitzed; glitzing; glitzes
: to make flashy or extravagant in appearance often used with up
  • she got glitzed up for the party

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First Known Use of glitz

1956

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Definition of glitz for English Language Learners

  • : a very fancy and attractive quality that is associated with rich or famous people



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