- slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué.
- vigorous; lively; spirited.
- sprightly; piquant; pungent: a racy literary style.
- having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine, fruit, etc.
Origin of racy
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Examples from the Web for raciest
It certainly is the raciest modern ballad of its kind that I know of.Lancashire Sketches
As soon as motor cars came in Chuck had the raciest possible.The Killer
Stewart Edward White
Look up that raciest of commentators, and see what he there says about the deliberate tears of the captives in Babylon.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
Montgomery had been a condensed and desiccated preparation of the Washington stew, highly flavored with the raciest vices.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
Next to factory-girls and flower-girls, costermongers talk, perhaps, the raciest "cockney."Highways and Byways in London
Mrs. E. T. Cook.
- (of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
- having a characteristic or distinctive flavoura racy wine
- suggestive; slightly indecent; risquéa racy comedy
Word Origin and History for raciest
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.