ritz

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from ritzy.

Noun[edit]

ritz (uncountable)

  1. (informal, usually preceded by the) A display of ostentatious elegance.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ritz (third-person singular simple present ritzes, present participle ritzing, simple past and past participle ritzed)

  1. (informal) To behave in an ostentatiously elegant manner.
    • 1937, Collier's (volume 99, page 69)
      What would I do with them in the room except dream all night through of ritzing around the world with swells?
    • 2020, Christopher Knowlton, Bubble in the Sun (page 268)
      Fuller remembered visiting Hammond in his office. “He was dressed like a movie senator with black ribbon pince-nez. Almost ritzed me out of the office.”

See also[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʁɪts]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ritz
  • Homophone: Ritts

Verb[edit]

ritz

  1. singular imperative of ritzen