[ nat-ee ]
/ ˈnæt i /
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adjective, nat·ti·er, nat·ti·est.
neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce: a natty white uniform.
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OTHER WORDS FROM natty
nat·ti·ly, adverbnat·ti·ness, nounnon·nat·ti·ly, adverbnon·nat·ti·ly·ness, noun
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How to use natty in a sentence
There was Akbar, a nattily dressed African-American who talks through an underbite.
And with a trendy checkered sport coat and nattily unknotted bow tie, Psy appeared the quintessential Web supernova.Psy Brings ‘Gangnam Style’ to the United Nations & Ban Ki-moon|Kevin Fallon|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A nattily dressed gentleman seated to one side of her place at table rose with the most polite bows and extended hand.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Most nattily this little bird wears his black cap, his olive-green frock, and his bright yellow vest.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
A bright fire was burning, and everything seemed to be arranged so carefully and nattily.The Manxman|Hall Caine
They were nattily dressed and each carried a small valise, and they were buying caps and some other things for a sea voyage.Dave Porter on Cave Island|Edward Stratemeyer
These younger men were nattily though plainly attired in corduroy, with leggings and caps.Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants|H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for natty
/ (ˈnætɪ) /
adjective -tier or -tiest
informal smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dappera natty outfit
Derived forms of nattynattily, adverbnattiness, noun
Word Origin for natty
C18: perhaps from obsolete netty, from net neat 1; compare Old French net trim
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