glitzy 1966, from Yiddish glitz "glitter," from Ger. glitzern "sparkle" (see GLITTER (Cf. glitter)).

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  • glitzy — UK [ˈɡlɪtsɪ] / US adjective Word forms glitzy : adjective glitzy comparative glitzier superlative glitziest informal bright, exciting, and attractive but with no real value a glitzy television show …   English dictionary

  • glitzy — [“glitsi] mod. fashionable; glamorous. □ It was a real glitzy place to hold a meeting. □ Some glitzy blonde sang a couple of songs, and then the band played again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • glitzy — glitziness, n. /glit see/, adj., glitzier, glitziest. Slang. pretentiously or tastelessly showy: a glitzy gown. [1965 70; see GLITZ, Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • glitzy — glitz|y [ˈglıtsi] adj exciting and attractive because of being connected with rich, famous, and fashionable people = ↑glamorous ▪ glitzy London parties …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glitzy — glitz|y [ glıtsi ] adjective INFORMAL bright, exciting, and attractive but with no real value: a glitzy television show …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glitzy — adj Luxurious, posh. This is a pretty glitzy hotel to be staying in. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • glitzy — [[t]glɪ̱tsi[/t]] glitzier, glitziest ADJ GRADED Something that is glitzy is exciting and attractive in a showy way. ...Aspen, Colorado, one of the glitziest ski resorts in the world …   English dictionary

  • glitzy — glitz ► NOUN informal ▪ extravagant but superficial display. DERIVATIVES glitzy adjective. ORIGIN from GLITTER(Cf. ↑glittery), suggested by RITZY(Cf. ↑ritzy) …   English terms dictionary

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