He was delightful and loveable at such hours, with a fund of the raciest Scottish humour.'
One of the raciest passages occurs in the Pardoner's relation of the wonders he has performed in the execution of his office.
His raciest stories fell on dull ears; none of his jokes called forth a smile.
His raciest anecdote lost a large part of its flavour when repeated by some one else.
The most exquisite dishes, the raciest wines, rapidly succeeded each other.
The most interesting bit of news never caused him to turn his head, and the raciest anecdote failed to bring a smile to his face.
Next to factory-girls and flower-girls, costermongers talk, perhaps, the raciest "cockney."
As the raciest wine makes the sharpest vinegar, so the richest fancies turn the most readily to acrimony.
Montgomery had been a condensed and desiccated preparation of the Washington stew, highly flavored with the raciest vices.
But Aunt Nabby Folsom's time was about as rich as the raciest, and will bear rehearsing—easy.
1650s, "having a characteristic taste" (of wines, fruits, etc.), from race (n.2) in its older sense of "flavor" or in the sense "class of wines" + -y (2); meaning "having a quality of vigor" (1660s) led to that of "improper, risqué," first recorded 1901, probably reinforced by phrase racy of the soil "earthy" (1870). Related: Racily; raciness.
Somewhat indecent; raunchy: The movie has a lot of racy dialogue (1901+)