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 ?
As every word uttered by Natty Bumppo was not to be received as rigid truth, we took the liberty of putting the "Horican" into his mouth, as the substitute for "Lake George.
His cap was a dainty thing, his close- buttoned blue cloth roundabout was new and natty, and so were his pantaloons.
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.
on the Christmas cards), with their curly hair and natty hats, their well-shaped legs incased in smalls, their dainty Hessian boots, their ruffling frills, their canes and dangling seals.
For once in a way, we men are able to show our taste in colours, and I think we come out very natty, if you ask me.
He was reading aloud when Maria thrust open the door and ushered in a young man in a natty suit who glanced briskly about him, noting the oil-burner and the kitchen in the corner before his gaze wandered on to Martin.
In the main they were trim, natty boats, made for speed and bad weather, and we sat down on the stringer-piece of the dock to study them.
One day the boy came on his accustomed visit, galloping down the little street at Brompton, and bringing, as usual, all the inhabitants to the windows to admire his splendour, and with great eagerness and a look of triumph in his face, he pulled a case out of his great-coat --it was a natty white great-coat, with a cape and a velvet collar-- pulled out a red morocco case, which he gave her.
Over the shirtwaist was a natty jacket, elbow-sleeved, and to the elbows she wore gloves of imitation suede.
Certainly the contrast between the cousins was conspicuous, and to superficial eyes was very much to the disadvantage of Maggie though a connoisseur might have seen "points" in her which had a higher promise for maturity than Lucy's natty completeness.