According to Merriam-Webster, the word ‘Classy‘ is defined as having or showing class, Elegant, Stylish.
I think that as soon as you call something classy, it no longer ceases to be. Classy is one of those words that just shouldn’t ever be used – EVER. There is an article on WikiHOW on how to be classy. Apparantly there are 14 steps to being classy and the title in step #2 “Choose your words”. They are telling you to make sure you understand the meaning of a word before you use it. I am okay with that but the words you choose can speak as loud as the meaning behind the word.
Maybe this isn’t an issue for most people but I can tell you the exact moment it became an issue for me. I was at a party and heard the girlfriend of a friend of mine yell – literally across the yard, to “show some class!” There it was, yelling at someone to show class took any possible shine off that word forever.