ritzy

[ rit-see ]
/ ˈrɪt si /

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

swanky; elegant; posh: a ritzy neighborhood; a ritzy hotel.

Nearby words

  1. ritualize,
  2. ritualized,
  3. ritually,
  4. ritz,
  5. ritz combination principle,
  6. riv.,
  7. rivage,
  8. rival,
  9. rivalrous,
  10. rivalry

Origin of ritzy

1915–20, Americanism; see ritz, -y1

Related formsritz·i·ly, adverbritz·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ritzy

ritzy

/ (ˈrɪtsɪ) /

adjective ritzier or ritziest

slang luxurious or elegant
Derived Formsritzily, adverbritziness, noun

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Word Origin and History for ritzy

ritzy

1920, from ritz + -y (2). Related: Ritziness.

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