Meaning of “dressy” in the English Dictionary

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"dressy" in British English

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dressyadjective

uk /ˈdres.i/ us /ˈdres.i/

Dressy clothes are suitable for formal occasions:

I need something a bit more dressy for the wedding.

A dressy occasion is one at which people wear very formal clothes:

a dressy affair/occasion

(Definition of “dressy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dressy" in American English

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dressyadjective

us /ˈdres·i/

(of clothing) suitable for formal occasions:

I have some dressy shoes that I can wear to the wedding.

(Definition of “dressy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)