[ 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.
Words nearby ritz
Idioms for ritz
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012