\ 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 This gun is the Cadillac on the list: big, heavy, classy and smooth. John Haughey, Outdoor Life, "The 20 Best Elk Hunting Rifles Ever Made," 25 July 2011 The dining room feels fresh and tasteful without veering into stuffy fanciness, laid-back enough for a drink on the way home, but classy enough to be a special-occasion destination. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant That Replaced My Childhood Favorite Spot Is Now My Adult Favorite Spot," 13 Jan. 2020 With the excellent range of bikes available since the late 2000s in both 883cc and 1,200cc trim, buyers can choose from the edgy Iron, Nightster, and 48, the classy Custom, or the sporty Low series to find a model that suits them best. Tyler Greenblatt/motorcyclist, Popular Science, "The best Harley bikes to buy for cheap," 16 Nov. 2019 Just as classy is Mr. Swoboda, the Met outfielder who was the Age of Aquarius to Hodges’s Greatest Generation and who in ’69 made one of the greatest catches in World Series history. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Basking in Baseball’s Summer of ’69," 24 June 2019 After much consternation and consideration and to maintain a 'classy environment,' Replay Lincoln Park has implemented a new and strictly enforced dress code. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Chicago bar backs down after backlash to ban on "Make America Great Again" Trump hats," 1 July 2018 For an interior this classy and a driving experience better than pretty much any crossover short of a Porsche Macan, that seems like a good deal. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Mazda CX-30 is a crossover you’ll actually enjoy driving," 13 Dec. 2019 This one shouts holiday, in the most elegant, classy voice. Staff, CNN Underscored, "Celebrate in style with these 21 holiday party dresses," 6 Dec. 2019 Jalen is one of the most classy individuals I’ve ever seen play sports. Mark Heim |, al, "Earl Campbell on Texas: ’Have to have a black quarterback,’ cites Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts," 31 Oct. 2019

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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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6 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Classy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 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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