Look down. Are you wearing sneakers? Ready to kick a ball, shoot some hoops, or go watch a game? If so, you’re sporty! Sporty things are related to athletics.

You are sporty if you love sports, dress like you love sports, or behave like a good sport by saying “good game” even when you lose. Sporty can also describe something fast and flashy, like a sporty red convertible. The oldest recorded meaning of sporty is "sportsmanlike," from the late nineteenth century.

Definitions of sporty

adj appropriate for sport or engagement in a sport

characterized by energetic activity

adj exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

clean, sporting, sportsmanlike
fair, just
free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules

adj (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy
colorful, colourful
striking in variety and interest

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