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(of clothing or a person's appearance) ostentatiously fashionable.
- ‘If you get your kicks on an Indie trip, you're likely to go for a pair of superfly flares with tattered hems trailing along the ground.’
- ‘In the late 1960s, Miles Davis shook off the security of traditional jazz, gave away his Italian suits, found huge, superfly sunglasses, and put the music world on rocked-out, funky notice.’
- ‘Relive those classic moments and your mis-spent youth in this superfly pool lounge and bar.’
An ostentatious, self-confident person.
- ‘Put it this way: it's probably the first time a smart London restaurant has had to deal with a superfly Spaniard loudly recreating a bullfight.’
1970s: the adjective from super- + fly; the noun from the name of a character in the blaxploitation film Superfly (1972).
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