Posting to social media and then waiting for that one specific person to check it out. The modern day equivalent of Gatsby throwing elaborate parties seeking Daisy’s attention.
I’ve been Gatsbying all day, but she still hasn’t seen my snaps yet”
by riseandlavato February 19, 2018
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Adjective; meaning excessively extravagant, cool, stylish. Giving off swagger. Based off the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.
I'm feeling a little Gatsby today.

He's looking rather Gatsby tonight.
by P. Knile Plasty April 29, 2013
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1) A way of showing your wealth by throwing extravagant parties in the hopes that your old bae will walk in
2) A way of making it rain by throwing clothing on a girl instead of money
1) "Did you go to that party? The host threw a real Gatsby"
2) Rose was filled with joy and starting crying as she got gatsbied
by abcdefgjdhyfohww March 8, 2014
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a synonym for cool, swanky, or just generally off the hizzle
Nick D: "Yo, let's go to Il Teatro."
Nicholas D: "Yeah, that place is pretty gatsby."

Joe: "Did you ever read The Great Gatsby?"
Bob: "Yeah, that book is hella gatsby. Thanks for being in it, Jay."
Jay Gatsby: "No problem guys. Alright, let's go get mad Hemingway. I'm jonesing for a Martini."
by Nicholas D November 11, 2003
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When someone throws a party at their residence with the sole intention of attracting a certain individual.
Dude 1: Why did Eric throw this party?
Dude 2: He straight pulled a Gatsby. He was just trying to get Sarah to come over.
by TavMcD May 2, 2014
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The act of jumping up in the air, grabbing your ankles and proceeding to land on your knee caps
Nick was so pissed he gave himself the gatsby.
by Brandaminator August 17, 2007
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that overwhelming feeling when something is audacious, impressive, yet utterly superficial and indeed pointless...

it also also useful in defining something which is very funny but a little self-indulgent, attention seeking, or plain eccentric

useful reference points would be the parisian boutique on rue st honore - 'colette' or wallpaper magazine perhaps

monacle magazine is also WELL gatsby

'oh my god this hotel is WELL gatsby'

'look at all this gatsby shit'

'she walked in wearing THE most gatsby outfit imaginable'

by 'theui July 22, 2008
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