dressy

[ dres-ee ]
/ ˈdrɛs i /

adjective, dress·i·er, dress·i·est.

appropriate to somewhat formal occasions: an outfit that's a little too dressy for office wear.
showy in dress; stylish: a rather dressy reception.

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Origin of dressy

First recorded in 1760–70; dress + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM dressy

dress·i·ly, adverbdress·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dressy

dressy
/ (ˈdrɛsɪ) /

adjective dressier or dressiest

(of clothes) elegant
(of persons) dressing stylishly
over-elegant

Derived forms of dressy

dressily, adverbdressiness, noun
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