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- Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
- The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.
- (dated, poetic) Flashing; producing flashes.
- a flashy light
- 1826, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, The Works of Vergil: Translated into English Prose
- […] the accustomed warmth pierced his marrow, and ran thrilling through his shaken bones; just as when at times, with forked thunder burst, a chinky stream of fire in flashy lightning shoots athwart the skies.
- (archaic) Drunk; tipsy.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
- Indeed, he was 'dithguthted' at his condition; and if upon the occasion just described he had allowed himself to be somewhat 'intoxicated with liquor,' I must aver that I do not recollect another instance in which this worthy little gentleman suffered himself to be similarly overtaken. Now and then a little 'flashy' he might be, but nothing more serious—and rely upon it, this was no common virtue in those days.
- (visually impressive): See also Thesaurus:gaudy
- (producing flashes): blinking, fulgorous
- (drunk): See also Thesaurus:drunk
showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing