dressy

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dress·y

 (drĕs′ē)
adj. dress·i·er, dress·i·est
1. Requiring or characterized by formal dress: a dressy occasion.
2. Formal or elegant in style: dressy shoes.
3. Given to wearing formal or expensive clothes: dressy professionals.

dress′i·ness n.

dressy

(ˈdrɛsɪ)
adj, dressier or dressiest
1. (Clothing & Fashion) (of clothes) elegant
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (of persons) dressing stylishly
3. over-elegant
ˈdressily adv
ˈdressiness n

dress•y

(ˈdrɛs i)

adj. dress•i•er, dress•i•est.
1. appropriate to more formal or festive occasions: This blouse is too dressy for the office.
2. fancy or stylish.
[1760–70]
dress′i•ly, adv.
dress′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dressy - in fancy clothing
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

dressy

adjective elegant, formal, smart, elaborate, stylish, classy (slang), ornate, swish (informal, chiefly Brit.), ritzy (slang) I go to work in quite dressy clothes

dressy

adjective
Requiring elegant clothes and fine manners:
Translations

dressy

[ˈdresɪ] ADJ (dressier (compar) (dressiest (superl))) [person] → de mucho vestir; [clothing] → elegante

dressy

[ˈdrɛsi] adj (= smart) [clothes] → (qui fait) habillé(e)
to be dressy [garment] → être chic

dressy

adj (+er) (inf) clotheselegant; personelegant angezogen; eventvornehm; do you think I look/a long skirt would be too dressy?meinst du, dass ich zu fein angezogen bin/ein langer Rock übertrieben wäre?

dressy

[ˈdrɛsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → elegante