Definition of Dressy

1. Adjective. In fancy clothing.

Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Fancy
Derivative terms: Dress



Definition of Dressy

1. a. Showy in dress; attentive to dress.

Definition of Dressy

1. Adjective. elegant, smart or stylish ¹

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Definition of Dressy

1. stylish [adj DRESSIER, DRESSIEST] : DRESSILY [adv] - See also: stylish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dressy

dressing sticks
dressing table
dressing tables
dressing up
dressingroom
dressingrooms
dressings
dressless
dresslike
dressmaker
dressmaker's ham
dressmaker's model
dressmakers
dressmaking
dressmakings
dressy (current term)
drest
dret
dretch
dretful
dreul
dreuled
dreuling
dreuls
dreve
drever
drevil
drevill
drevills
drevils

Literary usage of Dressy

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1. Popular Songs of Ireland by Thomas Crofton Croker (1886)
"... For meekness, politeness, and goodness, they patterns are; It would do your heart good, on the mall where they walk at eve, To see them so dressy, ..."

2. The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia by John Mactaggart (1876)
"... so many of these creatures about them ; for, instead of adding anything to their dignity as noblemen, they detract from it. FLORY—A very dressy person. ..."

3. The Oasis: Or, Golden Leaves of Friendship by N. L. Ferguson (1855)
"... A dressy WOMAN. STAHT not, gentle reader — fair reader. I am not going to lecture thee on the vanity of arraying thine outward man or woman in the ..."

4. Beauty is Power (1871)
"dressy MEN. NOTWITHSTANDING the apparently well- authenticated proclivity of utterly unreclaimed savages for articles of personal finery ..."

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