classier; classiest
: having or showing class: such as
: elegant, stylish
a classy clientele
a classy hotel
: having or reflecting high standards of personal behavior
a classy guy
a classy gesture
: admirably skillful and graceful
a classy outfielder
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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Word History


see class entry 1

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of classy was in 1870

Dictionary Entries Near classy

Cite this Entry

“Classy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


classier; classiest
: having or showing class: as
: having or showing refined behavior
a classy guy
: very skillful and graceful
a classy player
classiness noun

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