flashy

[ flash-ee ]
/ ˈflæʃ i /

adjective, flash·i·er, flash·i·est.

sparkling or brilliant, especially in a superficial way or for the moment: a flashy performance.
ostentatiously or vulgarly smart; showy; gaudy: flashy clothes.

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Origin of flashy

First recorded in 1575–85; flash + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM flashy

flash·i·ly, adverbflash·i·ness, nounun·flash·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flashily

flashy
/ (ˈflæʃɪ) /

adjective flashier or flashiest

brilliant and dazzling, esp for a short time or in a superficial way
cheap and ostentatious

Derived forms of flashy

flashily, adverbflashiness, noun
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