natty

[ nat-ee ]
/ ˈnæt i /

adjective, nat·ti·er, nat·ti·est.

neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce: a natty white uniform.

Origin of natty

1775–85; perhaps variant of neat1 + -y1

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natty

/ (ˈnætɪ) /

adjective -tier or -tiest

informal smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dappera natty outfit

Derived Forms

nattily, adverbnattiness, noun

Word Origin for natty

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