- concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
- sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexiest professor on campus.
- excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.
Origin of sexy
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Examples from the Web for sexy
Are you seeing more commercial pressure from academic presses for historians to sexy it up a bit?Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
It was sexy, silly, and—in those relatively modest times—sensational.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress
December 12, 2014
Empower the performers, encourage education, and above all make safe sex, well, sexy.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question
November 1, 2014
They are variously loud, meditative, dramatic, witty, sexy, searing, and elegiac.The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman
November 1, 2014
Because while calling a passerby “sexy” may be uncouth, it shouldn't be illegal.Street Harassment Shouldn’t Be a Crime
October 29, 2014
She wondered if every daring, sexy technology project started like this, a cranky hacker muttering angrily about boot-loaders.Makers
- provoking or intended to provoke sexual interesta sexy dress; a sexy book
- feeling sexual interest; aroused
- interesting, exciting, or trendya sexy project; a sexy new car
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Word Origin and History for sexy
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