- neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce: a natty white uniform.
Origin of natty
Related Words for nattychic, chichi, classy, clean, dainty, dashing, elegant, fashionable, neat, prim, sharp, slick, smart, snazzy, spiffy, spruce, stylish, swanky, trim, well-groomed
Examples from the Web for natty
Contemporary Examples of natty
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.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job
October 2, 2014
One almost expects him to start addressing voters as "hon" or announce that his favorite beer is Natty Boh.Best Maryland Accent Ever In Montana Political Ad
October 30, 2013
One of those men was Jake Ferguson—a drugged-out ex-criminal with natty dreadlocks and a pentagram tattooed on his forehead.Eco-Terrorism Documentary Incites Debate
June 26, 2011
Historical Examples of natty
He was tiny, but straight as a ramrod in his natty khaki uniform.Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
She was wonderfully nimble-fingered and natty in all domestic duties.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
His hands were gloved, and in one of them he carried a natty umbrella, using it as a cane.Against Odds
Lawrence L. Lynch
"I think Miss Elizabeth's thoughts should be taken," said Natty.
"And, Natty," said the youth eagerly, still holding the black by the arm.
- informal smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dappera natty outfit
Word Origin for natty
1785, "neat, smart," originally slang, perhaps an altered form of 16c. nettie "neat, natty," from Middle English net "pure, fine, elegant" (see neat). Related: Nattily.