- sparkling or brilliant, especially in a superficial way or for the moment: a flashy performance.
- ostentatiously or vulgarly smart; showy; gaudy: flashy clothes.
Origin of flashy
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2. See gaudy1.
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Examples from the Web for flashily
The girl was flashily dressed—or over-dressed—in the latest style.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure
"If a salesman comes to me shabbily dressed or flashily dressed, I can't give him a fair hearing," she said.How To Write Special Feature Articles
Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
A flashily dressed young man, smoking a cigarette, was driving it, and three girls were sitting in the tonneau.Bert Wilson at the Wheel
J. W. Duffield
Through the obscurity Rash could see only that the man was well built, flashily dressed, and that he wore a sweeping mustache.The Dust Flower
Toots was found vigorously punishing a flashily dressed negro.Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
- brilliant and dazzling, esp for a short time or in a superficial way
- cheap and ostentatious
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Word Origin and History for flashily
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