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



BrE BrE//ˈtɪnsltaʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪnsltaʊn//
[uncountable] (informal)
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a way of referring to Hollywood in California, the centre of the US movie industry Culture Tinsel is a collection of bright shiny metal strips often used to decorate Christmas trees. It is cheap and does not last, which led to the comparison with Hollywood's false scenery and most actors' brief fame.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Tinseltown