glitzy

[ glit-see ]
/ ˈglɪt si /

adjective, glitz·i·er, glitz·i·est. Slang.

pretentiously or tastelessly showy: a glitzy gown.

Nearby words

  1. glitterati,
  2. glittering,
  3. glittertinden,
  4. glittery,
  5. glitz,
  6. gliwice,
  7. glière,
  8. glière, reinhold moritzovich,
  9. gln,
  10. gloam

Origin of glitzy

First recorded in 1965–70; see origin at glitz, -y1

Related formsglitz·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for glitzy

glitzy

/ (ˈɡlɪtsɪ) /

adjective glitzier or glitziest

slang showily attractive; flashy or glittery

Word Origin for glitzy

C20: originally US, probably via Yiddish from German glitzern to glitter

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Word Origin and History for glitzy

glitzy

adj.

1966, from Yiddish glitz "glitter," from German glitzern "sparkle" (see glitter).

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