ritzy

[ rit-see ]
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adjective,ritz·i·er, ritz·i·est.Slang.
  1. swanky; elegant; posh: They bought a condo in a ritzy neighborhood.The fundraiser is going to be a ritzy gala affair downtown.

Origin of ritzy

1
An Americanism first recorded in 1915–20, after the Ritz hotels founded by César Ritz (died 1918), Swiss entrepreneur; see ritz, -y1

Other words from ritzy

  • ritz·i·ly, adverb
  • ritz·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ritzy

ritzy

/ (ˈrɪtsɪ) /


adjectiveritzier or ritziest
  1. slang luxurious or elegant

Derived forms of ritzy

  • ritzily, adverb
  • ritziness, noun

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