ritzy

[rit-see]

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

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

Origin of ritzy

1915–20, Americanism; see ritz, -y1
Related formsritz·i·ly, adverbritz·i·ness, noun
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ritzy

adjective ritzier or ritziest

slang luxurious or elegant
Derived Formsritzily, adverbritziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ritzy

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

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