natty


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nat·ty

 (năt′ē)
adj. nat·ti·er, nat·ti·est
Neat, trim, and smart; dapper.

[Perhaps variant of obsolete netty, from net, elegant, from Middle English, from Old French; see neat1.]

nat′ti·ly adv.
nat′ti·ness n.

natty

(ˈnætɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
informal smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dapper: a natty outfit.
[C18: perhaps from obsolete netty, from net neat1; compare Old French net trim]
ˈnattily adv
ˈnattiness n

nat•ty

(ˈnæt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
neatly or trimly smart; spruce: a natty uniform.
[1775–85]
nat′ti•ly, adv.
nat′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.natty - marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
fashionable, stylish - being or in accordance with current social fashions; "fashionable clothing"; "the fashionable side of town"; "a fashionable cafe"

natty

adjective
1. smart, sharp, dashing, elegant, trim, neat, fashionable, stylish, trendy (Brit. informal), chic, spruce, well-dressed, dapper, debonair, snazzy (informal), modish, well-turned-out, rakish, crucial (slang) He was a natty dresser. a natty pin-stripe suit
2. smart, clever, stylish, ingenious, cool a natty little gadget
Translations

natty

[ˈnætɪ] ADJ (nattier (compar) (nattiest (superl)))
1. (= smart) [suit, tie] → elegante, elegantoso (esp LAm)
he looked natty in his white uniformiba de lo más elegantoso or elegantón con su uniforme blanco
to be a natty dresserir siempre muy elegantoso or elegantón
2. (= handy) [gadget] → ingenioso

natty

[ˈnæti] adj
(= smart) → très classe inv
a natty pin stripe suit → un costume rayé très classe
to be a natty dresser → s'habiller très classe
Cliff was a natty dresser → Cliff s'habillait très classe.
(= nifty) → très classe inv
natty little houses → de petites maisons très classe

natty

adj (+er) (inf)
(= neat) dressschick, schmuck (dated); personschick, adrett; he’s a natty dresserer zieht sich immer elegant or schmuck (dated)an
(= handy) tool, gadgethandlich

natty

[ˈnætɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → elegante, chic inv
References in classic literature ?
Natty, had I known you were in ambush, I should not have fired,” cried the traveller, moving toward the spot where the deer lay—near to which he was followed by the delighted black, with his sleigh; “but the sound of old Hector was too exhilarating to be quiet; though I hardly think I struck him, either.
The gun scatters well, Natty, And it has killed a deer before now,” said the traveller, smiling good-humoredly.
Nay, Natty,” rejoined the traveller, with undisturbed good-humor, “it is for the honor that I contend.
I would fain establish a right, Natty, to the honor of this death; and surely if the hit in the neck be mine it is enough; for the shot in the heart was unnecessary—what we call an act of supererogation, Leather-Stocking.
That I killed the deer,” answered the young man, with a little haughtiness, as he leaned on another long rifle similar to that of Natty.
You are tenacious of your rights, this cold evening, Natty,” returned the Judge with unconquerable good-nature; “but what say you, young man; will three dollars pay you for the buck?
Without attending to the soliloquy of Natty, the youth bowed his head silently to the offer of the bank-note, and replied:
There is no human aid nearer than Templeton,” he said, “and the hut of Natty is full three miles from this— come, come, my young friend, go with us, and let the new doctor look to this shoulder of thine.
I took him on the posteerum, saving the lady's presence, as he got up from the ambushment, and rattled three buckshot into his naked hide, so close that you might have laid a broad joe upon them all”—here Natty stretched out his long neck, and straightened his body, as he opened his mouth, which exposed a single tusk of yellow bone, while his eyes, his face, even his whole frame seemed to laugh, although no sound was emitted except a kind of thick hissing, as he inhaled his breath in quavers.
Stop, stop,” cried the youth, catching the arm of the black as he prepared to urge his horses forward; “Natty—you need say nothing of the shot, nor of where I am going—remember, Natty, as you love me.
And, Natty,” said the youth eagerly, still holding the black by the arm.
As soon as the rifle bore on the victim, Natty drew his trigger, and the partridge fell from its height with a force that buried it in the snow.