glitz

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from glitzy, in turn from German glitzern (glint). Cognate with Old Norse glitra, glita (glitter) and Gothic 𐌲𐌻𐌹𐍄𐌼𐌿𐌽𐌾𐌰𐌽 (glitmunjan, glisten).

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Noun[edit]

glitz (countable and uncountable, plural glitzes)

  1. Garish, brilliant showiness.

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