its what you put on when your where fashion sits!
"if your blue, and you dont know where to go to, why dont you go where fashion sits. Puttin' on the ritz"
1. A brand of crackers. Many times, they're actually two crackers with a filling in the middle, such as cheese or peanut butter. According to a submitted definition, it's this way because 'Ritz' is apparently slang for a half-Asian, half-European person - the white crackers were the white part and the yellow cheese is the Asian part. Another definition here claims it's that way because the maker of Ritz wanted a fancy name. Whatever the case may be, the cracker brand is owned by a large corperate company - Nabisco - so both explainations seem unlikely, but they may be true.
2. Fancy or elegant. (Exact definition.)
3. 'Stylishness.' This definition is implied from the song 'Puttin' on the Ritz,' which describes one trying to seem stylish, and then says, 'puttin' on the Ritz.' When it says, 'go to... where Fashion sits' before 'puttin' on the Ritz,' it's implying that wearing the latest fashion is related to Ritz, and that Ritz is largely based on your appearance. The song also mentions one trying to look like Gary Cooper, who was a popular celebrity at the time of the song's creation. 'Puttin' on the Ritz' evidently means 'dressing up stylishly.'
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.
Dressed up like a million dollar trooper,
trying hard to look like Gary Cooper."
~Fred Astaire - Puttin' on the Ritz
A slang term for Ritalin
e.g. "I need some ritz so I can study for my finals and write my thesis." (which, with the help of ritz, you could complete in one night!)
e.g. "I am so ritzed right now, i could fly."
Apart from crackers, style or wiggers, this word can also be uttered by disappointed or ungrateful persons. It's a simpler way of saying 'big deal', 'so what?', 'Is that all there is?'.
Deek stared with incredulity at the meal set before him. In the dead centre of a plate, the size of a small coffee table, lay one solitary dod of potato salad.
"Ritz", he rumbled.
Very fancy, like the hotel.
Est. in Encinitas, CA
"Her tricked-out car is ritz!"
Ritz is a slang used for a person that is of Hispanic and White ethnicity. Ritz derives from Ritz Crackers whcih are half crackers and half filled with flavor, like the mix of races. (see also Hybrid Hispanic)
"I'm half a cracka they call me Ritz"
(verb) to fix something, (normally in a hospitality venue), but in a really tacky, down-market or shoddy way. Often done using gaffer tape (aka Ritz tape), or just by trying to carefully arrange the malfunctioning object so it looks vaguely passable for use in the workplace, or with customers.
(adjective) something that has been Ritzed, or has the appearance of having been Ritzed, ie is rickety or broken or just hanging together by a thread.
(Derived from an ironic reference to the high-class Ritz chain of hotels).
Cory: "Hey Nick, another one of these damn trestle tables has splintered, check out this big chunk that some derro ripped off"
Nick: "Doesn't matter man, we need to get this all sorted. Ritz that shit up"
Cory: "With gaffer?"
Nick: "Yeah man. It's in the safe."
Cory: "All done mate"
Nick: "Nice. That shit is hella Ritzy".