- ostentatious glitter or sophistication: a cocktail lounge noted for its glitz.
- to add a showy sophistication to (often followed by up): They glitzed up the lobby with a couple of fountains and a birdcage.
Origin of glitz
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Examples from the Web for glitz
Cars have national attributes and GM wants their luxury line to grab the glitz of New York instead of the grime of Detroit.Nationalism on Four Wheels
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The paperback rights for Glitz, after it made the list, went for $500,000.Elmore Leonard’s Rocky Road to Fame and Fortune
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The pair met in 2001 and embarked on a romance of glitz and glamour that lasted over a decade.Fashion Designer—and Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend—L’Wren Scott, Found Dead
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Along with the glitz and the glamour of the era, Hamilton also recorded its troubling events.All Hail Richard Hamilton, the Father of British Pop Art
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Before working at Fox, Smith dabbled in acting, playing tiny roles in the movies, Swingin' in the Painter's Room, Cobb, and Glitz.Gavin Smith, Missing Exec: Now It’s a Homicide Case
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- slang ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter
C20: back formation from glitzy
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Word Origin and History for glitz
1977, a back-formation from glitzy.
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