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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
Pismo bills itself as Classic California, which means it’s not as ritzy, developed or as fast-paced as more popular sandy spots along the Golden State’s 3,427 miles of shoreline coast.
In the ritzy Long Island beach community of Southampton, N.Y., the average home runs about $1.4 million and a pound of lobster salad costs around 100 clams.
Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort The desert playground of Hollywood stars in the '20s and '30s, the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort retains its historic, ritzy feel.
The story goes that his gardening triumphs at his new home —now the ritzy Villa Cimbrone with beautiful grounds open to visitors — provided him a peaceful recovery.
Video footage shows smoke billowing from the roof of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London's ritzy Knightsbridge area.
Sporting a ritzy Yankees ring, Giuliani dismissed the inquiry.
Like many of the best fashion connections, Duncan and Lipstein were introduced to each other at a ritzy gala.
But many people have gotten the sense that its diverse clientele is not wanted in the city’s ritzy playground.
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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.
aloof, arrogant, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-handed, hoity-toity, huffy, imperious, lordly, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, supercilious, superior, uppity;
RITZY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ritzy for English Language Learners
: very fashionable and expensive often in a showy way
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