natty ADJECTIVE (nattier, nattiest) informal smart and fashionable.
DERIVATIVES nattily adverb nattiness noun.
ORIGIN perhaps related to NEAT(Cf. ↑neatness).

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  • nattily — nat·ti·ly …   English syllables

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