Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Making a show; gaudy; gay; ostentatious.

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Usage examples "showy":

  1. Manuel, who knew that the showy thing was worthless, tried to picture how a fine- looking boy like Arturo would appear with so gorgeous an ornament. - "Out of the Triangle", Mary E. Bamford.
  2. Not I. Have 'em as showy as you like. - "A Double Knot", George Manville Fenn.
  3. It was not in the nature of things that John should walk and talk with a pleasant girl a week, and not feel something more than his first interested desire to marry a showy wife. - "Duffels", Edward Eggleston.