nattiness


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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.
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Noun1.nattiness - stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
chic, chicness, modishness, stylishness, swank, chichi, last word, smartness - elegance by virtue of being fashionable
References in classic literature ?
Everything belonging to Miss Nancy was of delicate purity and nattiness: not a crease was where it had no business to be, not a bit of her linen professed whiteness without fulfilling its profession; the very pins on her pincushion were stuck in after a pattern from which she was careful to allow no aberration; and as for her own person, it gave the same idea of perfect unvarying neatness as the body of a little bird.
The fascination of the "grown-up" dollies lay chiefly in their extreme up-to-dateness and modern girl nattiness. Their small-size camiknicks were dreams of sophisticated georgette and lace, their evening gowns were backless and their fur coats, when not being worn, were carefully hung away on hangers.
you hand him the handkerchief he always kept in his breast pocket--masculinity's last nattiness, starched, arranged like a drooping flower--and stroke his bald head and hold his head to your chest, and the sun plummets down from the sky