from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. stylish, flashy, snappy.


-y (Wiktionary)


  • Sometimes, the "zooty" was my pharm-fueled metronome as I danced dementedly through a gauzy awareness in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Diplomat.

    Barry Michael Cooper: Requiem For The Zooted

  • My brother explained to me that these hep cats were new on the scene and zooty-er than any of the original zoot suiters.

    Who Are You?

  • From the tender age of twelve, my mother had been unable to start her day without the aid of at least two cups of immoderately strong, tar-black, unsweetened coffee, a taste for which she had picked up from the tugboat captains and zooty bachelors who filled the boardinghouse where she had grown up.


  • I've had four horses down with the 'zooty, and two men laid up with dip'thery.

    Tom Grogan

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