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glitzy

[glit-see] /ˈglɪt si/
adjective, glitzier, glitziest. Slang.
1.
pretentiously or tastelessly showy:
a glitzy gown.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; see glitz, -y1
Related forms
glitziness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for glitziness

glitzy

/ˈɡlɪtsɪ/
adjective glitzier, glitziest
1.
(slang) showily attractive; flashy or glittery
Word Origin
C20: originally US, probably via Yiddish from German glitzern to glitter
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Word Origin and History for glitziness

glitzy

adj.

1966, from Yiddish glitz "glitter," from German glitzern "sparkle" (see glitter).

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Slang definitions & phrases for glitziness

glitzy

adjective

Blatantly scintillant; flashy; gaudy: and a glitzy sister who has backed into degeneracy

[1966+; fr German or Yiddish glitzern, ''glitter, glisten'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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