[ rits ]
/ rɪts /
ostentatious or pretentious display.
verb (used with object)
Slang. to treat with condescension; snub: The star ritzed the reporters and got a bad press.
Why Was Z Removed From The Alphabet (And Then Put Back)?Z’s history includes a time when it was so infrequently used that it was removed from the alphabet altogether.
put on the ritz, Informal. to live in elegance and luxury, especially to make an ostentatious show of one's wealth: They put on the ritz to impress their guests.Also put on the Ritz.
Origin of ritz
First recorded in 1925–30; after the sumptuous hotels founded by César Ritz (died 1918), Swiss entrepreneur
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British Dictionary definitions for put on the ritz
/ (rɪts) /
put on the ritz to assume a superior air or make an ostentatious display
Word Origin for ritz
from the luxury hotels created by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz (1850–1918)
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