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flash +‎ -y


  • enPR: flăsh'ē, IPA(key): /ˈflæʃi/
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    Rhymes: -æʃi


flashy (comparative flashier, superlative flashiest)

  1. Showy; visually impressive, attention-getting, or appealing.
    The dancers wore flashy costumes featuring shiny sequins in many vibrant colors.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.