See also: Natty

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Originally slang, perhaps related to neat.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

natty (comparative nattier, superlative nattiest)

  1. (informal) Smart and fashionable. [from late 18th c.]
    • 1997, David Foster Wallace, “David Lynch keeps his head”, in A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Kindle edition, Little, Brown Book Group:
      Anyway, while the creepy-video thing is under way there are also some scenes of Pullman looking very natty and East Village in all-black and jamming on his tenor sax in front of a packed dance floor (only in a David Lynch movie would people dance ecstatically to abstract jazz), []
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Variant of knotty.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

natty (comparative nattier, superlative nattiest)

  1. (Jamaican, slang) Knotty.
    natty dreadlocks

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of natural +‎ -y.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

natty (comparative more natty, superlative most natty)

  1. (slang, bodybuilding) Natural, as opposed to steroid enhanced.

NounEdit

natty (plural natties)

  1. (slang, bodybuilding) Someone whose muscle gains are natural and not aided by the use of steroids.

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