natty

adjective
nat·​ty | \ ˈna-tē \
nattier; nattiest

Definition of natty

: trimly neat and tidy : smart natty clothes a natty dresser

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Other Words from natty

nattily \ ˈna-​tə-​lē \ adverb
nattiness \ ˈna-​tē-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for natty

Synonyms

dapper, sharp, smart, snappy, spruce

Antonyms

disheveled (or dishevelled), frowsy (or frowzy), sloppy, slovenly, unkempt

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Examples of natty in a Sentence

a soldier in his natty blue uniform He's quite a natty dresser.

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As for pattern lovers, Smythe’s checked natty suit with shiny gold buttons is a safe choice. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Why a Suit Should Be Any Fall Wedding Guest’s Go-To," 1 Nov. 2018 One by one, a retired carpenter, a natty clothier and a high-end landscaper detailed how Manafort paid them in international wire transfers from offshore companies. Chad Day, The Seattle Times, "Testimony by ‘right-hand man’ critical in Manafort trial," 5 Aug. 2018 The sheer back alluded to skin while retaining a hint of modesty, while the slit down the spine was a natty touch. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Has a Dressy Date Night with Brooklyn," 27 June 2018 The 47-year-old in the natty waistcoat is the prodigal son, the underestimated man, whose story of redemption has inspired a nation. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Win or lose in the World Cup, England has a national hero in Coach Gareth Southgate," 11 July 2018 The remainder of Fox’s journey is as natty and crisp, and quite lighter of spirit than the reservation story. Peter Lewis, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Northland' is an entertaining trip along America's 4,000-mile northern border," 3 July 2018 In between shopping and eating—try Grandpa for natty clothes and ahead-of-the-curve scents, and Surfers for unpretentious Swedish-Asian food that local chefs rejoice over—rub shoulders with Skarsgårds at the city’s best nightlife. Andrew Richdale, GQ, "Five Gay Vacation Spots That Are Less Tired Than Fire Island," 21 June 2018 Victor Cruz joined model Joan Smalls in admiring the basement-level shoe salon, while Christian Combs (fresh off his turn in Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Sartoria show) donned his finest while checking out natty suiting. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Nordstrom Brings Out the Boys for Its Men’s Store Launch," 11 Apr. 2018 If nothing else, the accoutrement proved an ideal addition to Stewart-Jarrett’s natty Thom Browne suit. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Broadway’s Brightest Partied Until Dawn at The Carlyle on Tonys Night," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of natty

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natty

perhaps alteration of earlier netty, from obsolete net neat, clean

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The first known use of natty was in 1785

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natty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of natty

informal : very neat and clean

natty

adjective
nat·​ty | \ ˈna-tē \
nattier; nattiest

Kids Definition of natty

: very neat, trim, and stylish

Other Words from natty

nattily \ ˈna-​tə-​lē \ adverb

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