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1North American Ostentatious luxury and glamour.‘removed from all the ritz and glitz’
2[usually with negative] Used in reference to luxurious accommodation.‘it's not the Ritz, but it's convenient, clean, and good value for money’‘sure as hell ain't the Ritz, but it's a place to call home’‘here is the Ritz of all shelters’
Early 20th century: from Ritz, a proprietary name associated with luxury hotels, from César Ritz (1850–1918), a Swiss hotel owner.
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