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natty

[ nat-ee ]

adjective

, nat·ti·er, nat·ti·est.
  1. neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce:

    a natty white uniform.



natty

/ ˈnætɪ /

adjective

  1. informal.
    smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dapper

    a natty outfit



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Derived Forms

  • ˈnattiness, noun
  • ˈnattily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • natti·ly adverb
  • natti·ness noun
  • non·natti·ly adverb
  • non·natti·ly·ness noun
  • non·natty adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of natty1

1775–85; perhaps variant of neat 1 + -y 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of natty1

C18: perhaps from obsolete netty, from net neat 1; compare Old French net trim
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Example Sentences

When I met him, on the eve of the first debate, he was dressed in a natty gray suit and was the picture of serenity.

One almost expects him to start addressing voters as "hon" or announce that his favorite beer is Natty Boh.

One of those men was Jake Ferguson—a drugged-out ex-criminal with natty dreadlocks and a pentagram tattooed on his forehead.

I also notice that these French houses show signs of natty niceness which one would not see in an English farmhouse.

In a suit of natty gray, he loomed conspicuously in the alley outside the tug's pilot-house.

"I wish you would drive up with me, Charley," said Natty, settling herself in her seat.

He married her, though; and they lived quite in style until Charley was fourteen and Natty twelve years old.

Natty, sitting demurely near, was enjoying it all with silent but intense delight.

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