What does the word showy mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Mary E. Bamford
  2. Not I. Have 'em as showy as you like. – A Double Knot by 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 by Edward Eggleston