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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel-drest]
    • /wɛl drest/
    • /wel drest/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel-drest]
    • /wɛl drest/

Definitions of well-dressed word

  • adjective well-dressed attired in clothing that is of good quality, is properly fitted, and is appropriate and becoming. 1
  • adjective well-dressed Someone who is well-dressed is wearing smart or elegant clothes. 0
  • adjective well-dressed neatly, expensively, or fashionably attired 0
  • adjective well-dressed That dresses well; characterized by fashionable, attractive clothes. 0

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Origin of well-dressed

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80

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Parts of speech for Well-dressed


well-dressed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for well-dressed

adj well-dressed

  • dressed to kill — woman: in stylish clothes
  • dressed to the nines — a cardinal number, eight plus one.
  • gussied up — dressed in a showy way
  • handsome — having an attractive, well-proportioned, and imposing appearance suggestive of health and strength; good-looking: a handsome man; a handsome woman.

adjective well-dressed

  • chic — Something or someone that is chic is fashionable and sophisticated.
  • chipper — Chipper means cheerful and lively.
  • dapper — A man who is dapper has a very neat and clean appearance, and is often also small and thin.
  • elegant — Pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

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