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gingery

[jin-juh-ree]
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adjective
  1. having the flavor or pungence of ginger; spicy: gingery cookies.
  2. piquant; sharp and lively: gingery humor.
  3. of the color of ginger.
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Origin of gingery

First recorded in 1850–55; ginger + -y1
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Examples from the Web for gingery

Historical Examples

  • She seemed then to be living with a tinsmith, and her colour was a gingery white.

    Pussy and Doggy Tales

    Edith Nesbit

  • Joses laughed and spread himself, throwing back his gingery curls.

    Boy Woodburn

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Yellow as a guinea, with gingery hair, yellow eyes, and no figure to save her.

  • The donkeyman, a dapper little chap with a dazzling fair skin and a tiny, gingery moustache, worked in a sort of mute transport.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • He was a short, gingery, active man with a nose and chin of the Punch type, and whom his shipmates called "Frenchy."

    The Shadow-Line

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for gingery

gingery

adjective
  1. like or tasting of ginger
  2. of or like the colour ginger
  3. full of vigour; high-spirited
  4. pointed; bitinga gingery remark
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