elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

Ten fingers ten toes Tuesday

natty [NAT-ee]

neatly or trimly smart in dress or appearance; spruce


When my betuxedoed father stepped out of his boudoir, I raved about how positively natty he looked, which prompted him to treat me to a bewildered look.

I often use the word spruce (I prefer it over natty), but I've been told by several of my friends that they've never heard it used as a compliment. Have you people?
Tags: adjective, n

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