Etymology
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showy (adj.)

1712, from show (n.) + -y (2). Related: Showiness; showiness. Originally in a positive sense.

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Definitions of showy

showy (adj.)
marked by ostentation but often tasteless;
a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
Synonyms: flamboyant / splashy
showy (adj.)
displaying brilliance and virtuosity;
showy (adj.)
(used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display;
Synonyms: flashy / gaudy / jazzy / sporty
showy (adj.)
superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense;
Synonyms: glossy
From wordnet.princeton.edu