ritzy

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ritz·y

 (rĭt′sē)
adj. ritz·i·er, ritz·i·est Informal
Elegant; fancy.

[After the Ritz hotels, established by César Ritz (1850-1918), Swiss hotelier.]

ritzy

(ˈrɪtsɪ)
adj, ritzier or ritziest
slang luxurious or elegant
ˈritzily adv
ˈritziness n

ritz•y

(ˈrɪt si)

adj. ritz•i•er, ritz•i•est.
swanky; elegant; posh.
[1915–20, Amer.; after the sumptuous Ritz hotels founded by Swiss-born hotelier César Ritz (1850–1918); see -y1]
ritz′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ritzy - luxuriously elegant
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

ritzy

adjective (Slang) luxurious, grand, luxury, elegant, glittering, glamorous, stylish, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), sumptuous, plush (informal), high-class, opulent, swanky (informal), de luxe Palm Springs has a lot of ritzy restaurants.

ritzy

adjective
Informal. Catering to, used by, or admitting only the wealthy or socially superior:
Translations

ritzy

[ˈrɪtsɪ] ADJ (ritzier (compar) (ritziest (superl))) [car, house] → de lujo

ritzy

[ˈrɪtsi] adj (= fancy) → chicos inv

ritzy

adj (+er) (inf)nobel (inf), → protzig (pej inf)
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