glitz

[ glits ]
/ glɪts /
Slang.

noun

ostentatious glitter or sophistication: a cocktail lounge noted for its glitz.

verb (used with object)

to add a showy sophistication to (often followed by up): They glitzed up the lobby with a couple of fountains and a birdcage.

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Origin of glitz

1970–75; perhaps blend of glitter and ritz
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British Dictionary definitions for glitz

glitz
/ (ɡlɪts) /

noun

slang ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter

Word Origin for glitz

C20: back formation from glitzy
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