Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being natty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being natty or neat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance

Etymologies

natty +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They are still preserved in the state in which he left them, and strikingly illustrate his love of order, "nattiness," and dexterity.

    Industrial Biography

  • "I think he looks neat to the point of nattiness, which is finical in

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • The nattiness of his business suit gave him an air of conventional unimportance.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • I was obliged to take next day a long alterative excursion among the trees of the Haardtwald: in fact, her gentle warmth, her freshness, her nattiness, the very protection she shed over me, were working sad mischief to my peace of mind.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • Indeed, as its under-officers admitted, sadly, among themselves, they were living now upon their past reputation, gained in a year when they had led the camp in marching, and won the medals for drill and the spotless nattiness of their arms and uniforms.

    The Genius

  • Barber shears, soap and clean linens restored Terry to his usual nattiness, and he delighted the cook with the zest with which he approached a good dinner after the weeks of the crude and undiversified fare of the Hillmen.

    Terry A Tale of the Hill People

  • Mr. Lewiston was a young man, small-featured, black-haired, smooth-shaven, and with an air of nattiness and fashion, set at odds at present by a very pale and anxious face and eager, dilated black eyes.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • And in a while, I saw that she gave attention to her garments, in the way of nattiness; and afterward, she took down her hair, and made it up then very loose and pretty upon her head; so that she did be very lovely, and to tempt mine eyes that they look alway at her.

    The Night Land: Chapter 13

  • One of those women who are all shirt and collar and nattiness, with a gold fox for a tie-pin and a hunting-crop under the arm.

    The Woman with the Fan

  • The pushed-up collar of his coat did not entirely hide the once-white collar beneath it, the beard had reached its perhaps most distressing stage of development, and the suit was rumpled out of all the nattiness for which it had been advertised.

    Merton of the Movies

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