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dressy

adjective \ˈdre-sē\

: suitable for formal events

: requiring fancy or formal clothes

: liking to wear fancy or formal clothes

dress·i·erdress·i·est

Full Definition of DRESSY

1
:  showy in dress
2
:  stylish, smart <dressy clothes>
3
:  requiring or characterized by fancy or formal dress <a dressy affair>
dress·i·ness noun

Examples of DRESSY

  1. Those shoes are so dressy, I rarely wear them.
  2. She wore an outfit that was much too dressy for the occasion.

First Known Use of DRESSY

1768

Rhymes with DRESSY

DRESSIER Defined for Kids

dressy

adjective \ˈdre-sē\
dress·i·erdress·i·est

Definition of DRESSY for Kids

1
:  requiring fancy clothes <a dressy event>
2
:  proper for formal events <dressy clothes>

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