\ 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 Very classy to wear at the beach or even to restaurants on the beach. Maya Gandara,, 14 July 2021 The best-selling Grim Earrings, for example, have been re-fashioned with chic little pearl accents for a classy, feminine twist. Jennifer Chan,, 23 Aug. 2021 Newsom is a liberal San Franciscan who made a fortune selling classy wine. Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Staying true to her classy persona, the busy star showed up to our Zoom meeting with flawless glowing skin and long and lustrous hair. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 20 Aug. 2021 The effect is classy and modern, creating a distinctive backdrop for the theater’s signature neoclassical colonnades. Ben Crandell,, 17 Aug. 2021 The large oval on a gold band is classy and classic, but, surprise! Elizabeth Loga, Glamour, 2 Aug. 2021 While the series devoted a lot of time to boorish behavior, drug overdoses and career implosions, the interviews were insightful, the production values were classy, and the redemption narratives were compelling. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2021 Sterling Lindner, known for having the largest live tree display for Christmas, was also a very classy department store. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 22 July 2021

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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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8 Sep 2021

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“Classy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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Nglish: Translation of classy for Spanish Speakers


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