[glich] /glɪtʃ/ Slang.
a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
Computers. any error, malfunction, or problem.
Compare 1 (def 5).
a brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.
verb (used with object)
to cause a glitch in:
an accident that glitched our plans.
a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar
1962, American English, possibly from Yiddish glitsh “a slip,” from glitshn “to slip,” from German glitschen, and related gleiten “to glide” (see glide). Perhaps directly from German; it began as technical jargon in the argot of electronic hardware engineers, popularized and given a broader meaning by U.S. space program.
[fr German glitschen (or Yiddish glitshen), ”slip”]
[glit-er] /ˈglɪt ər/ verb (used without object) 1. to reflect light with a brilliant, sparkling luster; sparkle with reflected light. 2. to make a brilliant show. noun 3. a sparkling reflected light or luster. 4. showy splendor. 5. small glittering ornaments. /ˈɡlɪtə/ verb (intransitive) 1. (of a hard, wet, or polished surface) to reflect light […]
[glit-uh-rah-tee] /ˌglɪt əˈrɑ ti/ plural noun 1. wealthy, famous, or glamorous people who attend fashionable events. /ˌɡlɪtəˈrɑːtiː/ plural noun 1. (informal) the leaders of society, esp the rich and beautiful; fashionable celebrities n. 1956, from glitter, with a play on literati.
- Glitter ball
noun See disco ball
- Glitter city
noun phrase Las Vegas, Nevada: the triumph of the sturdy Midwest over Glitter City (1980s+)