\ 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

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Other Words from sporty

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

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Prince Harry looked suave in a suit for his arrival, and changed into a sporty outfit to take part in the polo. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry "Was Ready" For Fatherhood According to His Close Friend Nacho Figueras," 24 May 2019 In addition to Savage x Fenty lingerie, the multitalented mogul has teamed up with Puma in the past to collaborate on sneakers and other sporty clothing. Marci Robin, Allure, "Rihanna Is Now the First Black Woman to Launch a Luxury Fashion Brand With LVMH," 10 May 2019 The outfits are all styled with sporty sunglasses and strappy sandals. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The First Look at Rihanna's New Fenty Brand Is Here," 20 May 2019 The 30th Anniversary Edition model is based on the sporty Club trim level (specifically, the Club with the BBS/Brembo/Recaro package), which adds performance features such as Bilstein dampers and a limited-slip diff. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Mazda Is Bringing More Units of the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition to the U.S.," 14 May 2019 Not so long ago, Maserati’s sporty cars represented a booming if small part of the Italian-American company. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Maserati, Fiat Chrysler’s Crown Jewel, Has Lost Its Shine," 18 Mar. 2019 There are cool, sporty color-block knit tank dresses and pleated cotton poplin shirt dresses for something polished, feminine, and easy. Jessica Iredale, Town & Country, "When Did "Wearable" Become a Dirty Word in Fashion?," 27 Mar. 2019 The TourX is a sporty Euro-style all-wheel-drive wagon. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Blowout: The Old GM resurfaces in a bad decision about tires for Buick Regal TourX," 8 Feb. 2018 The 2-into-1 exhaust with a sweeping rear header and a black muffler contribute to the bike’s sporty style and enhance cornering clearance. Bob Weber,, "Harley-Davidson Sport Glide returns to lineup," 13 Nov. 2017

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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
chiefly British : liking sports : active in and good at sports

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