adjective (ritzier; -est) Etymology: Ritz hotels, noted for their opulence Date: 1920 1. snobbish 2. impressively or ostentatiously fancy or stylish ; fashionable, posh <
a ritzy nightclub
ritziness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ritzy — 1920, from RITZ (Cf. ritz) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Ritziness …   Etymology dictionary

  • ritzy — [adj] elegant, luxurious aristocratic, chic, choice, classy, cultivated, dignified, elaborate, expensive, exquisite, fancy, fine, grand, grandiose, handsome, lavish, lush, opulent, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious, overdone, plush, posh, refined …   New thesaurus

  • ritzy — ► ADJECTIVE (ritzier, ritziest) informal ▪ expensively stylish …   English terms dictionary

  • ritzy — ☆ ritzy [rit′sē ] adj. ritzier, ritziest [after the Ritz hotels founded by César Ritz (1850 1918), Swiss hotel owner] [Old Slang] luxurious, fashionable, elegant, etc.: often ironic ritziness n …   English World dictionary

  • ritzy — [“ritsi] mod. elegant; flamboyant. □ hat is a real ritzy car. □ It’s really ritzy! □ What a ritzy coat! Is it new? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ritzy — ritzily, adv. ritziness, n. /rit see/, adj., ritzier, ritziest. Slang. swanky; elegant; posh: a ritzy neighborhood; a ritzy hotel. [1915 20, Amer.; see RITZ, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ritzy — [[t]rɪ̱tsi[/t]] ritzier, ritziest ADJ GRADED If you describe something as ritzy, you mean that it is fashionable or expensive. [INFORMAL] Palm Springs has a lot of ritzy restaurants and a lot of glitzy nightlife. Syn: fancy …   English dictionary

  • ritzy — UK [ˈrɪtsɪ] / US adjective Word forms ritzy : adjective ritzy comparative ritzier superlative ritziest informal expensive and fashionable …   English dictionary

  • ritzy — ritz|y [ˈrıtsi] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Ritz hotels, international group of fashionable and expensive hotels founded by César Ritz] fashionable and expensive = ↑fancy ▪ a ritzy restaurant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ritzy — adj Luxurious. She expected to be taken to a ritzy uptown club, not to a dive in the Bronx. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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