- pretentiously or tastelessly showy: a glitzy gown.
Origin of glitzy
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- slang showily attractive; flashy or glittery
C20: originally US, probably via Yiddish from German glitzern to glitter
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Word Origin and History for glitzy
1966, from Yiddish glitz "glitter," from German glitzern "sparkle" (see glitter).
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