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Tinseltown

[tin-suh l-toun] /ˈtɪn səlˌtaʊn/
noun, Informal.
1.
Hollywood, California, as a center of the movie industry.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tinseltown

Tinseltown

/ˈtɪnsəlˌtaʊn/
noun
1.
an informal name for Hollywood
Word Origin
C20: from the insubstantial glitter of the film world
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Slang definitions & phrases for Tinseltown

Tinseltown

modifier

: With familiar Tinseltown inventiveness, the new film has been entitled Grease 2

noun

Hollywood; the Los Angeles–Hollywood movie and TV area and culture: if he couldn't nab a ride to Tinsel Town in an hour's time/ It sometimes seems that the whole society has spiritually decamped for Tinseltown (1975+)

[fr tinsel, ''gaudy, glittering decoration,'' plus town]


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