Definition of ritz in English:

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ritz

Pronunciation: /rits/

noun

informal
1chiefly North American Ostentatious luxury and glamour: removed from all the ritz and glitz
2 (the Ritz) [usually with negative] Used in reference to luxurious accommodation: it’s not the Ritz, but it’s convenient, clean, and good value for money sure as hell ain’t the Ritz, but it’s a place to call home here is the Ritz of all shelters

Phrases

put on the ritz

informal, chiefly North American Make a show of luxury or extravagance.
Example sentences
  • In the 10th year of the Starck bathroom, the company's latest anniversary product is putting on the ritz for the celebrations.
  • First off, I got a new job as a valet parker at some restaurant that's trying to put on the ritz.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Ritz, a proprietary name associated with luxury hotels, from César Ritz (1850–1918), a Swiss hotel owner.

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Syllabification: ritz

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