\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web With a classy nickel base and a curved ceramic body that comes in three distinct colors, including a cool rusted orange, this small appliance adds character to a room. Popular Science, "Bedside table lamps to brighten your sleep space," 15 Sep. 2020 The redesign is classy, but unfortunately not nearly as fun as these submissions created and voted on by the public. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Apple’s ‘most ambitious’ new store is a departure from its signature design," 8 Sep. 2020 In a new trailer, Netflix gives us a peek into some of Enola’s upcoming shenanigans — and a good look at her classy brothers, Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin). Lydia Wang,, "Netflix’s New Teen Drama Tells The Story Of The Even Wilder Holmes," 25 Aug. 2020 The Pixel 4a opts for a polycarbonate unibody that feels classy and surprisingly nice. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The $349 Pixel 4a shines with a sharp display, smooth performance and an impressive camera," 3 Aug. 2020 Barefoot Contessa was the name of Garten’s gourmet specialty shop in New York which closed in 2004 — Garten often shares a classy cocktail with friends and family. Paul Stephen,, "Ina Garten inspired coronavirus cookbook challenge for one San Antonio man," 2 Sep. 2020 Add a cohesive feel to your herbs and spices that are in a current disarray with labels pre-written in a classy font. Marissa Miller, USA TODAY, "15 home decor products under $20 that will revamp your space," 31 Aug. 2020 Check itineraries from cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Virgin Voyages, which have a classy feel tied with a youthful verve, ideal for a fun-loving group of ladies. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Girlfriend Getaways Around the World for a Weekend Escape," 29 Aug. 2020 So named for a white chevron visible on both wings, whitewings are classy-looking birds with dark lines on their cheeks and crimson eyes framed in baby blue. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Dove hunting season preview: Hunters will go far afield in quest for popular game bird," 29 Aug. 2020

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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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19 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Classy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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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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