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Ritzy: Also, swanky. Elegant, dapper; after the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Puttin' on the Ritz meant dressing well or putting on airs, and was the title of the popular 1929 Irving Berlin song featured in the 1930 film of the same name. Fans of Mel Brooks will also remember that
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Let's say you want to describe something as being really fancy, and speak about it in a colloquial or slangy manner. You can call it "ritzy", which is an old colloquial or slang term that is still used occasionally. This comes from an old slang term "ritz", meaning elegance or flamboyance, as in the old popular song (from the 1930's, I think) "Puttin' on the Ritz". There are also a couple of more contemporary slang terms that are common now. Often they are used in an ironic, cute, slightly humorous, or slightly sarcastic tone.
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Puttin' On The Ritz

Have you seen the well-to-do
Up and down Park Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air
High hats and narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time
Now, if you're blue
And you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits -
Puttin' on the Ritz
Different types who wear a daycoat
Pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits -
Puttin' on the Ritz
Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Super-duper
Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks or umb-er-ellas
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz
(bridge)
Tips his hat just like an English chappie
To a lady with a wealthy pappy
Very snappy
You'll declare it's simply topping
To be there and hear them swapping
Smart tidbits
Puttin' on the Ritz