pretty

adjective

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji Apple's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji Twemoji's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji Facebook's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji Messenger's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji Google's smiling face with heart-eyes emoji
Emoji One's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji Apple's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji Twemoji's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji Facebook's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji Messenger's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji Google's smiling cat face with heart-eyes emoji

Origin

Old English prættig; related to Middle Dutch pertich ‘brisk, clever’, obsolete Dutch prettig ‘humorous, sporty’, from a West Germanic base meaning ‘trick’. The sense development ‘deceitful, cunning, clever, skilful, admirable, pleasing, nice’ has parallels in adjectives such as canny, fine, nice, etc.

Pronunciation

  • pretty /ˈprɪti/