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Definition of flashy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (flashier, flashiest) (informal) (usually disapproving)
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  1. 1(of things) attracting attention by being bright, expensive, large, etc. a flashy hotel I just want a good reliable car, nothing flashy.
  2. 2(of people) attracting attention by wearing expensive clothes, etc.
  3. 3intended to impress by looking very skillful He specializes in flashy technique, without much depth. She threw in a lot of flashy footwork to impress the judges.
adverb flashily dressed
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