Informal gaudy or glittery showiness or attractiveness; ostentation
Origin of glitzfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Ostentatious showiness; flashiness: “a garish barrage of show-biz glitz” ( Peter G. Davis )
transitive verbglitzed, glitz·ing, glitz·es
To invest with an ostentatiously showy quality: “have started to glitz up their shows with filmed backdrops” ( Bill Barol )
Origin of glitzBack-formation from glitzy flashy, showy probably from German glitzern to glitter from Middle High German glitzen to shine from Old High German glīzan ; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.