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[joo-see] /ˈdʒu si/
adjective, juicier, juiciest.
full of juice; succulent:
a juicy pear.
very profitable, appealing, interesting, satisfying, or substantive:
a juicy contract; a juicy part in a movie.
very interesting or colorful, especially when slightly scandalous or improper:
a juicy bit of gossip.
Origin of juicy
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English j(o)usy full of liquor. See juice, -y1
Related forms
juicily, adverb
juiciness, noun
unjuicily, adverb
unjuicy, adjective
3. racy, risqué, titillating, sensational, lurid. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for juicier
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  • Their flesh was said to be sweeter, juicier, and more tender than the best beef.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • Mother never puts an under crust in her chicken pies, and that makes 'em juicier.

  • Spring mice certainly are delicious if people only realized it—much sweeter and juicier than Spring Chickens, and tender!

    The Book of the Cat

    Mabel Humphrey and Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall
  • And one day he came upon something that was far sweeter and juicier than anything he had ever eaten.

    The Tale of Billy Woodchuck Arthur Scott Bailey
  • The woodcock were cooked to a turn; juicier birds never reclined on toast.

    Wandering Heath

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The larger, juicier Smyrna fig attracts her, and she crawls inside, searching for gall flowers there.

    Book of Monsters

    David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
  • A juicier steak never sat on a gridiron; fatter oysters never frizzled with the pure bubble of goodness.

    Cripps, the Carrier

    R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for juicier


adjective juicier, juiciest
full of juice
provocatively interesting; spicy: juicy gossip
(slang) voluptuous or seductive: she's a juicy bit
(mainly US & Canadian) profitable: a juicy contract
Derived Forms
juicily, adverb
juiciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for juicier



early 15c., from juice (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "weathly, full of some desired quality" is from 1620s; sense of "lively, suggestive, sensational" is from 1883. Related: Juiciness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for juicier



Interesting in a sexy or scandalous way; sensational; racy: He spared us none of the juicy details (1883+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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