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sporty

[spawr-tee, spohr-]
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adjective, sport·i·er, sport·i·est. Informal.
  1. flashy; showy.
  2. smart in dress, behavior, etc.
  3. like or befitting a sportsman.
  4. dissipated; fast: a sporty crowd.
  5. designed for or suitable for sport.
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Origin of sporty

First recorded in 1885–90; sport + -y1
Related formssport·i·ly, adverbsport·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for sporty

snazzy, brazen, flamboyant, gaudy, informal, jazzy, loud, natty, ornate, showy, glittery, glitzy

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British Dictionary definitions for sporty

sporty

adjective sportier or sportiest
  1. (of a person) fond of sport or outdoor activities
  2. (of clothes) having the appearance of sportswear
  3. (of a car) having the performance or appearance of a sports car
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noun plural -ies
  1. British informal a young person who typically wears sportswear, is competitive about sport , and takes an interest in his or her fitness
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Derived Formssportily, adverbsportiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sporty

adj.

1889, "sportsmanlike;" 1962, "in the style of a sports car," from sport (n.) + -y (2). Related: Sportily; sportiness.

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