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a strappy sandal


From strap +‎ -y.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈstɹapi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æpi


strappy (comparative strappier, superlative strappiest)

  1. Of clothing, featuring or characterized by straps.
    • 2003, Cindy Pearlman, Chicago Sun-Times, 14 Sep 2003:
      Looking luminous in a yellow, strappy Cavalli dress with her sun-kissed hair cascading down her back, the pop star-turned-actress demands that the reporter shake her groove thing like Beyonce does in her hit video "Crazy in Love."
    • 2006, Hadley Freeman, The Guardian, 3 Mar 2006:
      The click-click-click of strappy stilettos has given way to the clomp-clomp-clomp of platforms and wedges on the Milan catwalk.
    • 2010, Laura Bush, Spoken From the Heart:
      We read newspaper accounts of the Reagans' black-tie evenings, where the women wore long, shimmering gowns and strappy high heels and everyone toasted equally elegant foreign guests.

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