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Neat, adj. 1) nice, delicate, pretty: “a knight well-spoken, n. and fine,” Gent. I, 2, 10. “is all ready, and all things n.?” Shr. IV, 1, 117. “we must be n.; not n., but cleanly,” Wint. I, 2, 123. “wherein n. and cleanly,” H4A II, 4, 502. “sluttery to such n. excellence opposed,” Cymb. I, 6, 44. “his n. cookery,” IV, 2, 49.
2) spruce, finical, foppish: a certain lord, n. and “trimly dressed,” H4A I, 3, 33. “you n. slave, strike,” Lr. II, 2, 45.
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