Definition of glitz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡlɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪts//
[uncountable] (sometimes disapproving)
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the quality of appearing very attractive, exciting and impressive, in a way that is not always genuine the glitz and glamour of the music scene Word Origin1970s (originally a North American usage): back-formation from glitzy; from glitter, suggested by ritzy, and perhaps also by German glitzerig ‘glittering’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glitz