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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
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.
Unfortunately, a string of high-profile attacks—including a 2016 suicide bombing in touristy Sultanahmet Square (near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia) and a mass shooting at ritzy nightclub on New Year’s Day—crippled Turkey’s tourism economy.
Country music star Kix Brooks and his wife, Barbara, spent their Kentucky Derby Day with the rest of Patricia Barnstable-Brown's guests seated at a ritzy table on Churchill Downs' Millionaires Row.
But that ritzy creativity is no longer limited to the those with major label financing at their disposal.
The Cherokee makeover included a weight-loss program, powerful new turbocharged engine and nose job to make the Cherokee look more like its ritzy big brother, the Grand Cherokee.
There has even been a rampant rumor circulating for months in the power circles of Washington that Trump might be spending time in a home rented by her parents in a ritzy suburb in order to avoid life inside the White House bubble.
Ferrez also shot Rio’s ritzy cinemas and lush botanical gardens, as well as new infrastructure.
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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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