natty

adjective nat·ty \ ˈna-tē \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of natty

nattier; nattiest
: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of natty

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


NATTY Defined for English Language Learners

natty

adjective

Definition of natty for English Language Learners

  • : very neat and clean


NATTY Defined for Kids

natty

adjective nat·ty \ ˈna-tē \

Definition of natty for Students

nattier; nattiest
: very neat, trim, and stylish

nattily

\ˈna-tə-lē\ adverb


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