nat·​ty | \ ˈna-tē How to pronounce natty (audio) \
nattier; nattiest

Definition of natty

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

Other Words from natty

nattily \ ˈna-​tə-​lē How to pronounce natty (audio) \ adverb
nattiness \ ˈna-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce natty (audio) \ noun

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Examples of natty in a Sentence

a soldier in his natty blue uniform He's quite a natty dresser.
Recent Examples on the Web And, all the better to hold the collection’s tortoise-print sunglasses and hair picks, natty silk scarves, and branded Moleskine notebooks. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2021 Particularly when subbing in for the standard nylon of a puffer jacket, the material makes a natty topper for a wide range of cold-weather looks. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 4 Dec. 2021 The Volt is also available in a natty silver scheme with orange highlights. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 The shiny chrome and trip bits, and natty dual-line pinstriping over the Black Storm Metallic paint were all part of the $2,2150 First Edition package. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 And when Wooten emerged onto the stage — clad in a natty coral-colored vest and tie with a pale pink shirt, with his signature gray knit hat on his head — the crowd went wild with cheers., 29 Oct. 2021 The F-Pace's natty cabin, which has been updated for the 2021 model year with generous applications of leather and other nice materials, is a major draw. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 2 Sep. 2021 The elegant, wryly soft-spoken Rizzo — who favored natty pinstripe suits, silk pocket squares and French cuffs — wasn’t exactly a cookie full of arsenic. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 Three years later, a new portrait captures him in a natty suit buttoned high up on his chest, his hair short and carefully parted. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2021

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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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20 Dec 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of natty

: very neat and clean


nat·​ty | \ ˈna-tē How to pronounce natty (audio) \
nattier; nattiest

Kids Definition of natty

: very neat, trim, and stylish

Other Words from natty

nattily \ ˈna-​tə-​lē \ adverb

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