sporty

adjective \ ˈspȯr-tē \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of sporty

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

sportily

play \ˈspȯr-tə-lē\ adverb

sportiness

play \ˈspȯr-tē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of sporty

1889


SPORTY Defined for English Language Learners

sporty

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



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