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English definition of “dressy”


adjective uk   /ˈdres.i/ us  
describes clothes that are suitable for formal occasions: I need something a bit more dressy for the wedding.The style, appearance, and make-up of clothes describes an occasion at which people wear very formal clothes: a dressy affair/occasionThe style, appearance, and make-up of clothes
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