natty

play
adjective nat·ty \ˈna-tē\

Definition of natty

nattier

nattiest

  1. :  trimly neat and tidy :  smart <natty clothes> <a natty dresser>

nattily

play \ˈna-tə-lē\ adverb

nattiness

play \ˈna-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of natty in a sentence

  1. a soldier in his natty blue uniform

  2. He's quite a natty dresser.

Origin and Etymology of natty

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


First Known Use: 1557


NATTY Defined for English Language Learners

natty

play
adjective nat·ty \ˈna-tē\

Definition of natty for English Language Learners

  • : very neat and clean


NATTY Defined for Kids

natty

play
adjective nat·ty \ˈna-tē\

Definition of natty for Students

nattier

nattiest

  1. :  very neat, trim, and stylish

nattily

\ˈna-tə-lē\ adverb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up natty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ