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tinsel +‎ town


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  1. (slang) A nickname for Hollywood.; A district of Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 2014, Leonard Cohen (lyrics and music), “Samson in New Orleans”, in Popular Problems:
      There's a woman in the window / There's a bed in Tinseltown / I'll write you when it's over / Let me take this temple down
  2. (slang, by extension) The movie industry, as found in Hollywood, and Greater Los Angeles, CA, US
  3. (slang, by extension) The film industry of the United States of America
  4. (slang, by extension) The film industry in general
  5. (India, slang) The Bollywood movie industry.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[1], page 302:
      Bollywood is also very commonly known as both tinsel town and B-town, neither of which is listed in the dictionaries.
  6. (India, slang) The Tollywood movie industry
  7. (India, informal, by restriction) A nickname for Film Nagar.; A neighbourhood of Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Tinseltown (plural Tinseltowns)

  1. A Christmas-themed district of a city, or a Christmas village.

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