- of, containing, or resembling yeast.
- frothy; foamy.
- youthful; exuberant; ebullient.
- trifling; frivolous.
- characterized by agitation, excitement, change, etc.: the yeasty years immediately following college.
Origin of yeasty
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Examples from the Web for yeasty
It is as yeasty as a dinner roll, and cut to form a pocket with closed ends that shore in all ingredients.El Guero Canelo Serves Tucson’s Most Mexcellent Hot Dog
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They are the dough, and they dislike that yeasty stuff of life which comes and works about in them.The Island Pharisees
What awakening, what striving with tears, what working of a yeasty conscience!Introduction to Robert Browning
We wheeled away to the right, and splashed into yeasty froth.The Riddle of the Sands
The Nadine's rockets had burned away the yeasty soil when she came to ground.Planet of Dread
At length the head assumes a yeasty appearance, the colour becomes yellowish brown, and a vinous odour is developed.
- of, resembling, or containing yeast
- fermenting or causing fermentation
- tasting of or like yeast
- insubstantial or frivolous
- restless, agitated, or unsettled
- covered with or containing froth or foam
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Word Origin and History for yeasty
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