- flashy; showy.
- smart in dress, behavior, etc.
- like or befitting a sportsman.
- dissipated; fast: a sporty crowd.
- designed for or suitable for sport.
Origin of sporty
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Examples from the Web for sporty
Beachwear was the dress code, and even classic tailoring was given a shake up and repurposed into sleek and sporty silhouettes.Kenzo Spring/ Summer 2014: California Roots
September 29, 2013
For his spring/ summer 2014 show, designer Scott Sternberg took audiences on a sporty trip behind the Hollywood sign.Band of Outsiders Takes A Hike: Spring / Summer 2014
September 9, 2013
Checked patterns came into play for the final looks, with a series of sporty coats that one might wear to a tennis club.Céline Gets Cozy for Fall
March 3, 2013
Erwan bounds up wearing black shorts and a sporty zip-up sweater.Exercising Like a Caveman: A.J. Jacobs Gets Primal
April 10, 2012
Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.Paris Fashion Week Frenzy: Let’s Focus on Clothes
March 9, 2011
"I'm sorry I did, now; honest I am," was the sporty man's answer.Dave Porter and His Rivals
Why, Langridge and that sporty new chum of his may slip in and damage it.A Quarter-Back's Pluck
Regarding Parkins as a rich man, and sporty, he took the offer.Dreamy Hollow
Sumner Charles Britton
Besides, one place was as sporty as the other, if that was what you wanted.Over the Seas for Uncle Sam
“Sure,” replied Merkle, one of the sportiest of sporty seniors.The Winning Touchdown
- (of a person) fond of sport or outdoor activities
- (of clothes) having the appearance of sportswear
- (of a car) having the performance or appearance of a sports car
- 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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Word Origin and History for sporty
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