dressier; dressiest
: showy in dress
: stylish, smart
dressy clothes
: requiring or characterized by fancy or formal dress
a dressy affair
dressiness noun

Examples of dressy in a Sentence

Those shoes are so dressy, I rarely wear them. She wore an outfit that was much too dressy for the occasion.
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Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dressy was in 1768

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“Dressy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dressy. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


dressier; dressiest
: showy in dress
: suitable for formal occasions
dressy clothes

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