Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Calculated to arrest attention; ostentatiously fashionable; showy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Calculated to arrest attention; ostentatiously fashionable; showy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Calculated to attract attention; showy; stylish; dashing.

Etymologies

dash +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was a dashy barouche, drawn by a glossy-black span, and occupied by two ladies and a lapdog.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Cornell 1 cow 1 crimson 2 curtain 2 danger 14 dark 6 dashy 1 dislike 1 dress 18 eat 1

    A Study of Association in Insanity

  • Some, first uniting with the Church, and afterwards disgracing their profession, while still under parental guidance; others, waiting until they were married, and were countenanced by a worldly husband, before throwing off all restraint, and showing these long-faced Presbyterians how amazingly dashy and gay they could be.

    A Biographical Sketch of the Life and Character of Joseph Charless In a Series of Letters to his Grandchildren

  • He was a dashing cavalry officer in the dear old rebel army, but does not look very dashy now, in the suit of seedy black resurrected from heaven knows where, to which the proscription of the gray and the exigencies of a Confederate pocketbook have reduced him.

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • Oh, Tibbie, 't is the most elegant and dashy robing that ever was!

    Janice Meredith

  • A month before Janice would probably have been moved to tears at the discovery that her "elegant and dashy robing," as well as her Mischianza costume, had been stolen, but now she scarcely gave either of them a thought, so grateful was she merely to feel that they were safe from violence and insult.

    Janice Meredith

  • And I probable wuzn't so dressy as Miss Sheba, 'tennyrate I hadn't no crown or septer, a brown straw bunnet and umbrell meetin' my wants better, but not nigh so dashy lookin '.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

  • First we commence with the ape, then the Hottentot, then the Sandwich Islander who loves and eats the tender missionary who taught him to love his fellow man, then the Chinese, then the darkey, then the voters in the shanties on the rocks around Central Park, — then the 5th Avenue belles and swells in fly-away bonnets and dashy tandems.

    Saratoga in 1901

  • And Laura set the dashy little thing with its head on one side, and held it up coquettishly.

    Real Folks

  • The orthodox mode in Russia is to have the shaft horse trotting while the other runs as described; the difference in the motion gives an attractive and dashy appearance to the turnout.

    Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life

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  • I--must--get--to--the--bridge---
    (Infamous dash talker/actor)

    February 8, 2011