from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wet and disagreeable with drenching dashes of rain : applied to the weather : as, a clashy day.
  • Given to gossiping and tale-telling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete, regional wet; rainy
  • adjective informal that clash, that do not match or fit stylistically


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clash +‎ -y


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word clashy.


  • "Sometimes it's amazing how you think two prints will be overloaded or clashy when in fact it looks even more subtle."

    For Men and Women, Clash of the Prints Ray A. Smith 2011

  • One men's fashion mag seemed tacitly to confirm this by getting clashy-suited models to pose like Madness on the cover of One Step Beyond: it's the heavy heavy monster suit!

    Alexis Petridis: Why try to reinvent the suit? Alexis Petridis 2010

  • Proud hunting predators reduced to clashy blots on a sopranos inspired sofa.

    Cattitude « Whatever 2008

  • Still, I found the clashy deja vu pretty intense until I figured out where it was coming from.

    New Scientist Investigates the Biologic Institute - The Panda's Thumb 2006

  • We have lovely clashy helmets that are different shades of the same colours as our bikes.

    phluid61 Diary Entry phluid61 2004

  • It was a brassy, clashy rendering of a ribald one-step, enough to choke the eloquence of the most ardent.

    The Adventures of Sally 1928

  • A glance at the programme was enough to show the lover of airs of the trashy, clashy order that this was no place for him.

    The Head of Kay's 1928

  • "Aye, it's a bit clashy," said the man, with stolidity, stopping to spit into his hands a moment, before resuming his work.

    Helbeck of Bannisdale — Volume I Humphry Ward 1885

  • 'He's bin out i' th 'wet,' Lias dear, has Davy, 'she said;' and it's nobbut a clashy night.

    The History of David Grieve Humphry Ward 1885

  • Work vintage florals with some trend denims or clash it up for best effect and embrace the bold, clashy nature of the '70s with a high-waisted, flared set of denims.

    WalesOnline - Home 2011


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.