Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLASHY

He was dressed in a flashy style, not unlike what is popularly denominated a swell.

He had to have his square meal and his flashy flannel shirts.

She was a large, flashy woman, wearing a quantity of cheap jewellery.

His clothes were flashy, and he "sported" several large diamonds.

You think you could teach that flashy sister of yours the Vanish?

He was not a gentleman, nor yet one of the loud, flashy sort that call themselves so.

Such women as he had known were of nearly one type, selfish, ignorant, flashy.

There is the notion that the Press is flashy or trivial because it is popular.

I'll get a flashy ring to represent the one presented to you by the queen.

Tchartkóff was apt to indulge in the flashy and the superficial.

WORD ORIGIN

"showy, cheaply attractive," 1680s, from flash + -y (2). Earlier it meant "splashing" (1580s); "sparkling, giving off flashes" (c.1600). Related: Flashily; flashiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLASHY

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.