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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRESSY

"He always was a dressy old scoundrel," remarked the Tuttle person.

She was a dressy young person, whose father kept a "sample-room."

The latter's genial nature and dressy appearance pleased him.

The dressy manager was shaken by the hand three times in as many minutes.

For day receptions the dress may be more elaborate and the bonnet more "dressy."

His shirts, collars, and neckties were clean and always “dressy.”

Since shes been going with Gladys, she feels as if she had to be dressy.

So we may picture them as clad in that dressy yet serviceable garb.

I kinder set a car off, and make 'em look respectable and dressy.

The elder of the two, the "dean," was dressy and art-y; his name was Horace Howe.

WORD ORIGIN

1760s, from dress (v.) + -y (2).

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