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[jin-juh-ree] /ˈdʒɪn dʒə ri/
having the flavor or pungence of ginger; spicy:
gingery cookies.
piquant; sharp and lively:
gingery humor.
of the color of ginger.
Origin of gingery
First recorded in 1850-55; ginger + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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 Torch and Other Tales

    Eden Phillpotts
  • 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
  • Perhaps he noted their sleek quarters, the glittering trappings on their backs and their gingery action.

    Horses Nine Sewell Ford
  • The gingery tint underlying Mr. Ventnor's colouring overlaid it; even the whites of his eyes grew red.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for gingery


like or tasting of ginger
of or like the colour ginger
full of vigour; high-spirited
pointed; biting: a gingery remark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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