\ ˈspȯr-tē How to pronounce sporty (audio) \
sportier; sportiest

Definition of sporty

1 : of, relating to, or typical of sports, sportsmen, sportswomen, or sportswear
2 : resembling a sports car in styling or performance a sporty sedan

Other Words from sporty

sportily \ ˈspȯr-​tə-​lē How to pronounce sporty (audio) \ adverb
sportiness \ ˈspȯr-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sporty (audio) \ noun

Examples of sporty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every aircraft features compromises no matter what it is designed to do, and no one model will be perfect at all roles—just as some automobiles are good for big families, while others are more sporty but carry fewer passengers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 25 May 2022 Some cars are meant to be cruisers rather than rockets, but don't think that means the Panamera isn't sporty. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2022 For starters, the sporty style offers the best of both worlds. Jennifer Chan,, 31 May 2022 Pair with stylish flats or comfy sneakers for a chic or sporty look. Karla Pope, Woman's Day, 24 May 2022 To that end, the sporty 88-footer known as LXT88 focuses on speed and dynamism just like any good Raging Bull. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 May 2022 Their hair is always worn long, the skirts short, sporty, and tight. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 19 May 2022 Skoda is currently launching the Coupe iV, a sporty version of the Enyaq and a move further upmarket. Neil Winton, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Toyota debuted the sporty Camry TRD version in 2020 and sold it with an exclusive color—Ice Edge—last year. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 14 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sporty

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jun 2022

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“Sporty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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