See also: Darty

English edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Blend of day +‎ party.

Noun edit

darty (plural darties)

  1. (university slang, Canada, US) A party held in the daytime.
    Synonyms: dage, dayger
    • 2019 March 17, Alex Scimecca, “Raise a Pint of Guinness on St. Patrick's Day With These Historical Photos”, in Fortune[1], New York, N.Y.: Fortune Media Group Holdings, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-12-06:
      As Americans toast Saint Patrick on March 17 in parades and darties (day parties), Ireland will celebrate the saint day in a much more holy fashion.
    • 2022 June 22, Meredith Dietz, “How to Day Drink Without Overdoing It”, in Lifehacker Australia[2], archived from the original on 2022-12-13:
      I love drinking during the day. We've written before about the virtues of using jam to make any booze morning-appropriate, as well as how to make the perfect backyard drink. You never know when a chill outdoor hang might transition into a full-on "darty" (day + party).
    • 2023 March 2, Lauren Medeiros, “The Belfort parking lot holds the wildest darty around”, in The Western Gazette[3], archived from the original on 2023-03-27:
      Pavel Beletski, videographer for the darties, feels it's the social element that has brought about the popularity of darties.
    • 2023 March 16, Eli Curwin, “Boston colleges warn students against 'BORGs' as St. Patrick's Day approaches”, in[4], archived from the original on 2023-04-04:
      As thousands of students flock to darties, parties, and parades this St. Patrick's Day, colleges in Boston are warning their students to be wary of 'BORGs.'

Verb edit

darty (third-person singular simple present darties, present participle dartying, simple past and past participle dartied)

  1. (university slang, Canada, US) To participate in a darty.
    • 2017 April 25, Sophie G. Garrett, “Darty Season: Pros and Cons”, in The Harvard Crimson[5], Cambridge, M.A.: Harvard Crimson, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 10 April 2023:
      It's very hard to rally once the alcohol and adrenaline wears off, so the choice to darty is the choice to not party that night.
    • 2019 April 29, Britton O'Daly, “Hundreds to boycott DKE Tang”, in Yale Daily News[6], →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-06-25:
      "We all know post-Fling Sunday is a day to darty! And in the wake of campus conversations about supporting survivors and denouncing sexual misconduct, partying is political," reads the event's description.
    • 2022 August 15, Christine Ji, “Broken Ankles and Barriers to Accessibility: Reflections from a Skater-Turned-Scooter Girl”, in The Georgetown Voice[7], →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-10-07:
      I heard an ominous snap as I fell. Laying on the jagged cobblestones, all I could do was take shaky breaths as I reeled from the white-hot pain. The frat bros dartying a stone's throw away paid no attention to my crumpled figure.

Etymology 2 edit

From dart +‎ -y.

Adjective edit

darty (comparative dartier or more darty, superlative dartiest or most darty)

  1. Tending to dart; tending to make quick and sudden moves, especially to the side.
    • 1887 September, Alex H. Japp, “Up in the Morning Early”, in Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, volume 263, number 1881, page 296:
      Then the tits—particularly the blue tits—begin to flash like light from tree to tree, with their tweenk, tweenk, tweenk; one of the prettiest but most pugnacious of birds; and if you are near water, the wanton wagtails are never long out of it, with their pert and sidelong glance and darty walk, and quaint call seldom used; and they shake and preen and trim themselves, as it were, into harmony with their surroundings, like fashionable ladies at a tea party.
    • 2007, Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There:
      'It's a different kind of pain now,' I'd say. 'Remember when I said it was a kind of hummy ache? Well, it's changed. More darty.'
    • 2013, Inherit the Dead:
      His eyes were red but a lot less darty.
    • 2019, Alex Poppe, Moxie:
      Her darty eyes land on me.
    • 2020, Hannah M. Sandoval, Arcamira:
      The little dog's not half as interesting as you, but those darty eyes of his are always looking out for trouble.
    • 2020, Edwin Jones, Ted Made Me Write This, page 99:
      But he was orange, small dog size, very fast and darty, big bushy tail and white underside.
    • 2022, Jerry Izenberg, "No Medals for Trying": Eagles @ Giants:
      See—he's kind of a darty runner who will try and make you miss.
  2. Of a car: having a sharp turning radius and tight steering that is responsive to slight turns of the wheel.
    • 2017 May 17, Andrew English, “Old-time machine: Can this 1904 Vauxhall handle Britain in the 21st Century?”, in The Daily Telegraph[8], London: Telegraph Media Group, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-08-19:
      Tiller steering is not for the faint-hearted. It is darty, like a ferret on a lead. Left turns involve pulling the short lever awkwardly into your tummy, and then there's the thought that any kind of impact could involve the driver being skewered like a cocktail sausage.
    • 2006 August 2, Dan Neil, “A real roadster in its blood”, in Los Angeles Times[9], Los Angeles, L.A.: Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2021-05-10:
      The steering has good self-centering behavior at high speed but the Sky never loses that alert, slightly darty feel of a roadster.
    • 2015, Larry Webster, Iconic Cars 5-Book Bundle:
      “The white M3 is the dartiest of the three; it feels like it's the most on edge and I think for a really good drive it's the most fun,” says Bornhop.
    • 2019 November 15, Brendan McAleer, “A zippy, trippy celebration for the Mazda MX-5′s 30th birthday”, in The Globe and Mail[10], Toronto, O.N.: The Woodbridge Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2022-11-04:
      The second-generation car is a darty little performance bargain.

Etymology 3 edit

Adjective edit

darty (comparative dartier, superlative dartiest)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of dirty.
    • 1838, [Edgar Allan Poe], chapter II, in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. [], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], →OCLC, page 22:
      [] I'd want you for to know better, you blackguard, than to call my new obercoat a darty one!
    • 1875, Anne Jane Cupples, Young Bright-eye; or, Charlie Harvey’s First Voyage, page 173:
      Ver fine goods for ole darty blankets, boot for shoe, black dog for white monkey.
    • 1915 July, J. W. F., “Bob Sawyer and Ben Allen: Vindicated by a Doctor”, in Bertram Waldrom Matz, editor, The Dickensian, volume 11, number 7, page 188:
      "The dartier the cosier" was no exploded maxim then; indeed before the advent of Listerism, corporal, domestic, or communal cleanliness did not really exist; and in those hydrophobic times the direst punishment you could mete out to an enemy was to put him under the pump, or to duck him in a horse-trough.
    • 2000, Rufus Juskus, Blueprint, page 61:
      Yeah, well, you're a darty old fart.
    • 2020, M. Brooke McCullough, J. E. Boydston, Canarytown City of Grief:
      Aye, matey, it's a darty job, but me throat got plenty parched.

References edit

Polish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdar.tɨ/
  • Rhymes: -artɨ
  • Syllabification: dar‧ty

Participle edit

darty (passive adjectival)

  1. masculine singular passive adjectival participle of drzeć

Declension edit

Noun edit


  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dart

Further reading edit

  • darty in Polish dictionaries at PWN