American Englishspokenvery good, pleasant, or enjoyable:
That's a really neat idea.
I liked working for him - he was a neat guy.
something that is neat is small and attractive:
her small, neat features
formala neat way of doing or saying something is simple but clever and effective:
In the end we found a very neat solution to the problem.
a neat summary of the main issues
DFDespecially British Englisha neat alcoholic drink has no ice or water or any other liquid added [= straight]:
I can't drink brandy neat.
drinking neat whisky
He wrote his name neatly at the bottom of the page.
The problem was neatly summed up by one of the teachers.
WORD FOCUS: good WORD FOCUS: good very good:excellent, fantastic, wonderful, great, terrific, neatAmerican English, superb, amazing, outstanding, brilliant, impressive, fine, first-class, out of this world of good quality:high quality, top quality, superior, deluxe, classy morally good:decent, virtuous, respectable, honourableBritish English/honorableAmerican English, upright, beyond reproach ➔ See alsogood
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.