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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.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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