\ˈkla-sē \
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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In one of these shots, Harry wears a classy navy windowpane patterned suit with brown suede detailing at the cuffs and lapel, and lime green edging on the suit and pockets. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Hung Out With Lambs and Piglets in New Gucci Campaign," 18 Sep. 2018 All of this partially masked the classy gestures and unflappable concentration of another man, Daniel Berger, who represents the other side of something the golf world has spent a year celebrating. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: Daniel Berger's Reaction Helped Make Jordan Spieth's Magical 2017 Moment," 21 June 2018 The hallway is curved on purpose, Groesbeck tells me, to be more classy. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Weed and luxury in Las Vegas," 15 Nov. 2018 Then opt for a faded color palette that is totally cool and classy. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "10 Homecoming Nail Ideas That'll Help You Stand Out," 1 July 2018 Their inspiration was to create a cozy and classy space. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "Mercyhurst University Dorm Decor," 24 Aug. 2018 In any event, Simmons got the award Monday (and Mitchell's response to that was admirably classy). Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Donovan Mitchell should feel slighted in NBA rookie of the year voting," 26 June 2018 And Brown, in an equally classy move, shared the exchanged. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions radio: Jim Brandstatter 'passes torch' to Lomas Brown," 14 July 2018 This attractive sushi and robata bar is known for its quality seafood, friendly staff and classy decor. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 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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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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