Definition of ritzy in US English:

ritzy

adjectiveritziest, ritzier

informal
  • Expensively stylish.

    ‘the ritzy Plaza Hotel’
    • ‘If you blew your holiday shopping and entertaining budget, skip toasting the New Year with expensive champagne at an overpriced party or ritzy restaurant.’
    • ‘Soon Jessica and Kyle were walking into the entrance of the ritzy hotel known as The Hotel Wilshire.’
    • ‘He frowned, knowing that Monument Circle was the ritzy part of town where Governor Malcolm himself lived, but figured that maybe she worked there, or maybe her mother did.’
    • ‘They stay in a ritzy castle/hotel high in the Alps.’
    • ‘For lunch we ate at a ritzy hotel café on the beach.’
    • ‘The room was like some sort of ritzy hotel room, complete with a dresser, a vanity, and a four-poster bed.’
    • ‘But in the years since then, Eilat became a popular Red Sea resort destination, complete with exclusive hotels and ritzy nightclubs.’
    • ‘He thanked them and followed their directions to the hotel, which as he guessed was ritzy and glamorous and all the things he never could afford to be.’
    • ‘She dined on spectacular food in the restaurant, before retiring to the ritzy barn bar for Mojito Royales.’
    • ‘These pieces and the others in the collection can do double-duty as resort wear when you are on vacation on the Mexican Riviera or aptly set you apart from the crowd at a ritzy social event at Lincoln Center.’
    • ‘The restaurant Adam chose to go to was this fancy-nancy one located in the most expensive and ritzy of London.’
    • ‘Okay, before we got on the subject of where I work, I'll just say that it's not glamorous or ritzy or anything like that.’
    • ‘The upper floors of a ritzy skyscraper may seem an unlikely home for a museum of contemporary art, but in the metropolitan context of Tokyo almost anything is possible.’
    • ‘He gave the vodka a high $30-a-liter price tag, made it a fixture at ritzy events, and hawked it as the world's best-tasting vodka after it won a 1998 award.’
    • ‘He owns a palatial Moorish villa on Spain's ritzy Costa del Sol and a ski chalet in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.’
    • ‘He turned into the Zona Rosa, a large pedestrian area of ritzy stores and boutiques, Latin techno music shaking his bones as he walked past their open fronts.’
    • ‘The car stopped in front of an upper-class, ritzy hotel, and the group got out.’
    • ‘As far as she could tell, it was about some guy moving to some island and going to ritzy parties and drinking.’
    • ‘The pair had been married for almost 20 years and lived in a seven-room apartment on Manhattan's comfortable, if not ritzy, West End Avenue.’
    • ‘The two were seen having a drink at the ritzy Wallcrest Hotel late last night.’
    luxurious, luxury, deluxe, plush, sumptuous, palatial, lavish, lavishly appointed, gorgeous, opulent, splendid, magnificent, lush, glamorous, glittering, rich, costly, expensive, upmarket, fancy, stylish, grandiose
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Pronunciation

ritzy

/ˈrɪtsi//ˈritsē/