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adjective neat pronunciation in British English /niːt/
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  1. 1
    carefully arranged and looking nice

    His hair was pulled back into a neat ponytail.

    She arranged the papers into three neat piles on her desk.

    neat and clean:

    Her uniform was always neat and clean.

    neat and tidy:

    The house was always neat and tidy.

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    1. a.
      tending to keep things carefully arranged and looking nice

      Chris is a very neat person.

  2. 4
    a neat alcoholic drink is served without any ice and is not mixed with any other liquid

    He drank his whisky neat.

  3. 5
    mainly American informal good, or nice

    She’s a really neat person – you’ll like her.

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