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Definition of "dressy" [dress•y]

  • Showy or elegant in dress or appearance. (adjective)
  • Smart; stylish. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dressy" in a sentence
  • "My feet are still unhappy with me since I wore the wrong dance shoes - the only "dressy" - ish ones I have are basically two-tone jazz shoes - no support whatsoever."
  • "These are "dressy" dresses, though, made of polyester."
  • "My store-bought long dresses are too "dressy" and made of rayon and other finer fabrics that are not suitable for housework."