Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Making or likely to make splashes.
  • adj. Covered with splashes of color.
  • adj. Showy; ostentatious. See Synonyms at showy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to making splashes or the sound of splashing.
  • adj. Showy, ostentatious.
  • adj. Splashed with color.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of dirty water; wet and muddy, so as be easily splashed about; slushy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of dirty water; wet; wet and muddy; plashy.

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

  • adj. marked by ostentation but often tasteless
  • adj. characterized by water flying about haphazardly
  • adj. covered with patches of bright color

Etymologies

splash +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Indeed! *dives in closet to look for sequinned boots*

    March 3, 2010

  • I think I should use this word more. I talk too often about glam parties and soirees to let it lie.

    March 3, 2010