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sporty

[spawr-tee, spohr-] /ˈspɔr ti, ˈspoʊr-/
adjective, sportier, sportiest. Informal.
1.
flashy; showy.
2.
smart in dress, behavior, etc.
3.
like or befitting a sportsman.
4.
dissipated; fast:
a sporty crowd.
5.
designed for or suitable for sport.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; sport + -y1
Related forms
sportily, adverb
sportiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sportiness

sporty

/ˈspɔːtɪ/
adjective sportier, sportiest
1.
(of a person) fond of sport or outdoor activities
2.
(of clothes) having the appearance of sportswear
3.
(of a car) having the performance or appearance of a sports car
noun (pl) -ies
4.
(Brit, informal) a young person who typically wears sportswear, is competitive about sport , and takes an interest in his or her fitness
Derived Forms
sportily, adverb
sportiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sportiness

sporty

adj.

1889, "sportsmanlike;" 1962, "in the style of a sports car," from sport (n.) + -y (2). Related: Sportily; sportiness.

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