adjective, nattier, nattiest.
neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce: a natty white uniform.

1775–85; perhaps variant of neat1 + -y1

nattily, adverb
nattiness, noun
nonnattily, adverb
nonnattilyness, noun
nonnatty, adjective Unabridged
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natty (ˈnætɪ)
adj , -tier, -tiest
informal smart in appearance or dress; spruce; dapper: a natty outfit
[C18: perhaps from obsolete netty, from netneat1; compare Old French net trim]

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Word Origin & History

1785, "neat, smart," originally slang, perhaps an altered form of 16c. nettie "neat, natty," from M.E. net "pure, fine, elegant" (see neat).
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Example sentences
Indeed, few faculty members can afford to be dressed nattily.
The players, all of them nattily dressed, cannot move without a camera flashing.
It's all so chic even the waitstaff are nattily attired.
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