I did not know Zooty was a word! I like it!
It means: flashy in manner or style. Think zoot suit. (Duh, Lael) Which has a very interesting history itself! Go have a read. I fell into the worm hole for a bit myself.
I think I’m going to start using Zooty in my regular every day.
I use Ginchy which is also outdated so why not!
I do this thing…where I take an old term that I LOVE, use it without irony and then wait and see if others around me pick it up and take it for a run…they usually do, heh. The secret is to act like it’s a normal every day word and drop it regularly into run of the mill sentences.
In recent years I’ve been successful with : “Rad” and “That’s my jam.”
And not so successful with : “Choice.”.
I like to do this with words in other languages too! But that’s more for my own educational purposes.
Let’s see where I get with Zooty!
I’ll keep you updated.