- seasoned with or containing spice: a spicy salad dressing.
- characteristic or suggestive of spice.
- of the nature of or resembling spice.
- abounding in or yielding spices.
- aromatic or fragrant.
- piquant or pungent: spicy criticism.
- of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy: a spicy novel.
- Informal. full of spirit; lively.
Origin of spicy
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6. hot, sharp, peppery. 7. suggestive, racy, ribald, improper.
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Examples from the Web for spicey
The one that knocked at the door was Spicey, with our invitations.
This paper is run on red-hot indypendant principels, in a spicey, sparklin' manher.The Bad Boy At Home
Walter T. Gray
There was a cinnamon colored jacket hanging on the chair-back, and I said, "Why, that's Spicey's jacket!"
Now look at old Tom, cocked jauntily on the spicey bay and see what a different Tom he is to what he was last night.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour
R. S. Surtees
- seasoned with or containing spice
- highly flavoured; pungent
- informal suggestive of scandal or sensation
- producing or yielding spices
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Word Origin and History for spicey
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