\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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Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and Cleveland newspapers also shared classy messages for the man who returned to win a championship for the city. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Cavs' Cedi Osman wrote the most touching thank you message to LeBron James," 3 July 2018 One-shoulder gowns with big exaggerated shoulder bows, bustier and tiered ruffle minidresses, and sweeping pleated gowns completed the trip down memory lane that was a classier street on this outing. Roxanne Robinson, The Hollywood Reporter, "Alexandre Vauthier Shows "Super Parisian" Couture Collection," 3 July 2018 And Mitchell had an incredibly classy response: The two haven’t always been as cordial. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "Donovan Mitchell had classiest response to Ben Simmons winning Rookie of the Year," 25 June 2018 The features and specs speak for themselves: This is a classy laptop that happens to run Chrome OS. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is a classy product rising above a mob of cheap clamshells," 24 May 2018 From now on, classy parties won't seem complete without a wine keg present. Olivia Harrison,, "Rosé Kegs Are The Perfect Addition To Your Memorial Day Party," 21 May 2018 Markle's mother bought into the British style with a subtle, classy pistachio dress by Oscar de la Renta. Siobhán O'grady, Washington Post, "The royal wedding was mainly about hats and fascinators," 19 May 2018 Chic and classy, the glowing, confident bride certainly walked down the aisle in a way that would make Hepburn herself proud. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Did Meghan Markle Channel Audrey's Hepburn Bridal Look?," 19 May 2018 She's worn this carefree yet classy look to many royal events through the years. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "How Will Princess Eugenie Wear Her Hair on Her Wedding Day?," 7 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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