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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
1850-55; ginger + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Yellow as a guinea, with gingery hair, yellow eyes, and no figure to save her.

    The Torch and Other Tales Eden Phillpotts
  • Joses laughed and spread himself, throwing back his gingery curls.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • 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
  • The gingery tint underlying Mr. Ventnor's colouring overlaid it; even the whites of his eyes grew red.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • Perhaps he noted their sleek quarters, the glittering trappings on their backs and their gingery action.

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

    Pussy and Doggy Tales Edith Nesbit
  • 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
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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