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Examples of ritzy in a Sentence
I don't appreciate your ritzy advice about whom I “should” associate with.
Recent Examples of ritzy from the Web
Trump recently won permission from the U.S. Labor Department to hire 70 cooks, maids and servers to work at his ritzy Mar-a-Lago Club for the tourist season, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Her ritzy new digs aren't the only perks of her new gig, though.
Today, the couple lives in a $12.6 million home in the ritzy Massachusetts Avenue Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., according to real estate company Redfin.
The government’s unwillingness to name Trump’s visitors to the club comes on the same day that the Washington Post has published a receipt showing that the government is paying for administration officials to stay at the ritzy resort.
The fête took place at Socialista, a ritzy New York City lounge, where Bella and about 30 friends and family members danced, drank wine, maybe ate some cake, and took lots of Instagram Story videos.
The accommodations in the ritzy Ogden hotel were rented through the online sharing site Airbnb, which is cooperating with the investigation, Lombardo said.
Perkins Homes neighbors Harbor East, the ritzy waterfront development built by Michael Beatty, who founded the firm bearing his name in 2013, and fellow developer John Paterakis beginning in the 1990s.
Republican donors attending the dinner at the ritzy French restaurant Le Cirque will be spending at least $35,000 per couple.
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Did You Know?
César Ritz (1850-1918) earned worldwide renown for the luxurious hotels bearing his name opened in London and Paris. (The Ritz-Carlton hotel company is a contemporary descendant of these enterprises.) Although they were by no means the first to cater to high-end clients, Ritz’s hotels quickly earned reputations as symbols of opulence. F. Scott Fitzgerald, a writer who often focused on the fashionably wealthy, titled one of his short stories "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and the phrase to put on the ritz means "to indulge in ostentatious display." The adjective "ritzy," describing either something fancy or stylish or the haughty attitudes of the wealthy elite, first checked into the English language in 1920.
Origin and Etymology of ritzy
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
Synonymsaristocratic, elitist, high-hat, persnickety, potty, snobbish, snobby, snooty, snotty, toffee-nosed [chiefly British]
Related Wordsaloof, arrogant, bumptious, haughty, high-and-mighty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-handed, hoity-toity, huffish, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also topliftical), uppity; biggety (or biggity) [Southern & Midland], bigheaded, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), prideful, self-conceited, self-important, self-satisfied, smug, stuck-up, swelled-headed, swellheaded
Near Antonymsdemocratic, egalitarian; egoless, humble, modest, unpretentious; antielitist, antisnob
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