sporty

play
adjective \ˈspȯr-tē\

Definition of sporty

sportier

;

sportiest

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or typical of sports, sportsmen, sportswomen, or sportswear

  2. 2 :  resembling a sports car in styling or performance a sporty sedan

sportily

play \ˈspȯr-tə-lē\ adverb

sportiness

play \ˈspȯr-tē-nəs\ noun

Recent Examples of sporty from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sporty'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of sporty

1889


SPORTY Defined for English Language Learners

sporty

play
adjective

Definition of sporty for English Language Learners

  • of clothing : attractive and suitable for informal wear

  • of a car : having the qualities or appearance of a sports car

  • : liking sports : active in and good at sports



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!