glitz

[glits] Slang.
noun
1.
ostentatious glitter or sophistication: a cocktail lounge noted for its glitz.
verb (used with object)
2.
to add a showy sophistication to (often followed by up ): They glitzed up the lobby with a couple of fountains and a birdcage.

Origin:
1970–75; perhaps blend of glitter and ritz

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glitz (ɡlɪts)
 
n
slang ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter
 
[C20: back formation from glitzy]

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glitz definition

[glɪts]
  1. n.
    flashiness and glamour. : The place was a morass of eager sales geeks and phony glitz.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Don't let the glitz of this year's bowl games fool you.
Under the glitz and glamour, looks really are everything.
Greg will be relaying all the glitz, glamour and barking going on during the
  celebration.
At times that telling of stories goes along with glitz and flash and high
  powered special effects and stage shows.
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