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glitz

[glits] /glɪts/
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
1970-1975
1970-75; perhaps blend of glitter and ritz
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British Dictionary definitions for glitz up

glitz

/ɡlɪts/
noun
1.
(slang) ostentatious showiness; gaudiness or glitter
Word Origin
C20: back formation from glitzy
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Word Origin and History for glitz up

glitz

n.

1977, a back-formation from glitzy.

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Slang definitions & phrases for glitz up

glitz

noun

High gaudy finish; flashy surface: some optional Hollywood glitz/ applied Vegas and hot tub glitz to the old Jack La Lanne

verb

(also glitz up): the Pirates of Penzance newly glitzed (mid-1970s+)

Related Terms

glitzy


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