classy

adjective
\ ˈkla-sē How to pronounce classy (audio) \
classier; classiest

Definition of classy

: having or showing class: such as
a : elegant, stylish a classy clientele a classy hotel
b : having or reflecting high standards of personal behavior a classy guy a classy gesture
c : admirably skillful and graceful a classy outfielder

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Other Words from classy

classiness noun

Examples of classy in a Sentence

the classiest nightclub in Madrid The spa boasts some very classy clients. Donating her salary bonus to charity was a really classy thing to do.
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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts operates a trio of classy hotels in the parks that date from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Daniel Otis, Sunset, "Where to Stay & Dine in Banff & Jasper National Parks," 22 Jan. 2018 Obama reportedly only laughed and shook her head, keeping things classy and refraining from elaborating further on her comments. Glamour, "Michelle Obama Just Made a Rare Comment About Donald Trump," 16 Apr. 2019 Silhouettes are forgiving and well proportioned, classy enough to appeal to cool mothers, yet youthful enough to be coveted by girls-in-the-know. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, "In a Season of Sensational Runway Tailoring, the Best Investment Might Be a Suit from the Little Italian Label Giuliva Heritage," 6 Mar. 2019 Everybody Knows is a classy-looking thing: It was shot by master Spanish cinematographer José Luis Alcaine, and sections of it take place in a church bell-tower whose key feature is a luminous clock face. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Cannes 2018 Opens with a Middling Movie But a Killer Jury," 9 May 2018 This lightweight watch offers a classy and classic look without the designer or name-brand markup. David Lazarus, The Seattle Times, "8 great smartwatch picks (that aren’t Apple)," 7 Jan. 2019 The interior is a classy blend of yin and yang, with quilted and perforated gray semi-aniline leather seats on all three rows and a black dashboard. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Infiniti Fancies Up the QX60 and QX80 with Limited Models," 23 Mar. 2018 Chrome strips and soft-touch materials balance the woodlike trim to keep it classy, though. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Believe the hype: 2018 Honda Accord is that good," 25 Jan. 2018 For the event, Middleton opted for a simple yet classy blue longsleeve sheath dress by Jenny Packham, which featured puffed shoulders and a subtle belt at the waist. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Wears Royal Blue for a Surprise Engagement at the Imperial War Museum," 31 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of classy

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for classy

see class entry 1

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The first known use of classy was in 1870

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classy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of classy

: having qualities that make someone or something special and attractive
: showing impressive character : very good, kind, etc.

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