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spicy (sexy)

Definition:

suggestive of sexual impropriety

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

spiciness

Comparative:

spicier

Superlative:

spiciest

Similar to:

sexy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

spicy gossip

Synonyms:

blue | gamey | gamy | juicy | naughty | racy | risque | risqué | spicey

Etymology:

juice + -y
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of spicy...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

risqué

bordering on impropriety or indecency (5 of 298 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/risqué

Merriam-Webster:

risqué | off-color [synonym] | bawdy [synonym] | blue [synonym] | gamy [synonym] | lewd [synonym] | off [synonym] | racy [synonym] | ribald [synonym] | ...

verging on impropriety or indecency; "off-color" (6 of 128 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/risque

Wikipedia:

Risqué [disambiguation]

may refer to: Material that includes depictions of nudity, near-nudity or sexual acts | Risqué (album), album by Chic | Risque (comics), Marvel Comics character who debuted in X-Force (27 of 85 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Risqué

Oxford Dictionary:

risqué | risque

slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive (11 of 68 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/risqué

Macmillan British Dictionary:

risqué

likely to offend some people, especially by referring to sex (10 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/risque

American Heritage Dictionary:

risqué

Suggestive of or bordering on indelicacy or impropriety. (8 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/risque

New World Dictionary:

risqué

very close to being improper or indecent; daring; suggestive (9 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/risqu-e

Random House Dictionary:

risqué

daringly close to indelicacy or impropriety; off-color. (7 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/risque

Wiktionary:

risqué | risque [United States] | near the knuckle [British, synonym]

Suggestive of sexual impropriety; bordering on the indelicate. (8 of 17 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/risqué

Cambridge Dictionary:

risqué

(of jokes or stories) slightly rude or shocking, especially because about sex (12 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/risque

Encarta Dictionary:

risqué

alluding to sexual conduct in a way that verges on indecency or bad taste (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861705581​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

juicy

Origin: juice + -y

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juicy

juice | juiced [past tense] | juicing [present participle] | juices [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English jus, juis, from Old French jus, jous, from Latin jūs ("broth, soup, sauce"). Displaced native Middle English wos, woos ("juice"), from Old English wōs ("juice").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juice

-y

Origin: Middle English -y, -i, from Old English -iġ ("-y, -ic", suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-īgaz ("-y, ... | Middle English and Scots | Anglo-Norman and Middle French -ie and -e, from Latin -ia,... (30 of 81 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-y

Audio references

Wiktionary:

juicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juicy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/juicy

Collins Dictionary:

spicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "spicy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spicy

juicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juicy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/juicy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

spicy | spicier [comparative] | spiciest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "spicy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/spicy

juicy | juicier [comparative] | juiciest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "juicy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/juicy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

spicy | spicier [comparative] | spiciest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "spicy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/spicy

juicy | juicier [comparative] | juiciest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juicy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/juicy

Cambridge Dictionary:

spicy [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "spicy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "spicy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/spicy 2

juicy [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "juicy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "juicy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/juicy 2

the Free Dictionary:

spicy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "spicy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "spicy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "spicy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/spicy

juicy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "juicy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "juicy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "juicy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/juicy

Google Dictionary:

spicy | spicier [comparative] | spiciest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "spicy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=spicy

juicy | juicier [comparative] | juiciest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "juicy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=juicy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

spicy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "spicy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=spicy​001 word=spicy

juicy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "juicy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=juicy​001 word=juicy

YourDictionary Audio:

spicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "spicy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spicy

juicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juicy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/juicy

freedictionary.org:

juicy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "juicy" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=juicy

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