\ˈspȯr-tē \
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

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Other Words from sporty

sportily \ˈspȯr-​tə-​lē \ adverb
sportiness \ˈspȯr-​tē-​nəs \ noun

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Meghan looked comfortable and sporty in a waterproof Invictus Games jacket, what appear to be leggings or yoga pants, and a pair of white Veja V-10 sneakers. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wears $150 Veja Sneakers to Watch the Invictus Games in Australia," 21 Oct. 2018 From smart watches to rainbow styles; classic and sporty alike; shop our favorite watches for the back-to-school season right here. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "15 Watches for Fall 2018 Every Fashionable Teen Will Love," 5 Oct. 2018 The good news for those that need practicality is that this swoopy-looking and sporty Jag is a capable hauler, too. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, "Cargo Showdown: Which Crossover SUV Is Best for Hauling Your Stuff?," 4 Aug. 2018 The Duchess wore a gray check blazer by Smythe over a black turtleneck and jeans for the sporty event, with a black booties by Aquatalia. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Gray Blazer and Black Jeans to Visit Coach Core," 30 Oct. 2018 Dressing up in her business casual look (heels included) didn't stop Meghan from showing her sporty side. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Oscar de la Renta and Altuzarra at the Coach Core Awards," 24 Sep. 2018 Despite their sporty branding, the ATH-SPORT7TW don’t come in any flashy colors. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Audio Technica announces its first-ever true wireless earbuds," 29 Aug. 2018 For the second year in a row, Knaus is set to debut a new camper van that has some of the sporty characteristics prized by SUV owners. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Camper vans get a race car makeover," 17 Aug. 2018 The Blazer is the base, the RS trim is sporty with more monotone accents and the Premiere is sophisticated with chrome accents. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Chevy targets midsize SUV hunger with a new Blazer," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of sporty

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sporty was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of sporty

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

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