ritzy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ritz-Carlton Hotels +‎ -y, from Ritz hotel founder César Ritz, from southern Switzerland.

Adjective[edit]

ritzy (comparative ritzier, superlative ritziest)

  1. elegant and luxurious
    • 1997, Aileen Schumacher, Engineering for Murder, page 69
      His list of sexual contacts was quite long, and included ladies from some of the ritzier establishments of ill repute across the border.

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