sportier; sportiest
: of, relating to, or typical of sports, sportsmen, sportswomen, or sportswear
: resembling a sports car in styling or performance
a sporty sedan
sportily adverb
sportiness noun

Examples of sporty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are continuing their sporty week at the Invictus Games Winter Training Camp in Canada. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Swift wore the sporty jacket over a $3,800 Balenciaga spandex corset top. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 With apparel priced up to $4,500, Y-3 offers a sporty look, but these clothes aren’t for the gym. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Small SUVs don’t often have sporty looks matched with sporty performance. James Raia, The Mercury News, 7 Jan. 2024 Airlift Leggings are designed for yoga, Pilates, high-intensity training sessions, and sporty streetwear looks. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024 Plus, this sporty style is designed with a handy front pocket to keep your keys, credit card, and other essentials safely tucked away. Jennifer Chan, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 The new Ultima 77 features a new sporty hull designed to reduce drag while improving performance and energy efficiency on the high seas. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 The range of features and upscale options put the X7 in the upper level luxury class and is BMW’s most powerful and sporty SUV. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 7 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sporty was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Sporty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


ˈspōrt-ē How to pronounce sporty (audio)
sportier; sportiest
: of or relating to sports
also : being or having the look of being suitable for sports
sporty clothes
ˈspōrt-ᵊl-ē How to pronounce sporty (audio)
ˈspōrt-ē-nəs How to pronounce sporty (audio)

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