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.

Origin of glitz

1970–75; perhaps blend of glitter and ritz Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for glitz

glamour, speciousness, appeal, ostentation, gaudiness

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British Dictionary definitions for glitz



slang ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter

Word Origin for glitz

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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