[ ur-thee ]
/ ˈɜr θi /

adjective, earth·i·er, earth·i·est.

Origin of earthy

First recorded in 1350–1400, earthy is from the Middle English word erthy. See earth, -y1

Related forms

earth·i·ly, adverbearth·i·ness, noun

Can be confused

earthly earthy (see synonym study at earthly) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for earthy

British Dictionary definitions for earthy


/ (ˈɜːθɪ) /

adjective earthier or earthiest

of, composed of, or characteristic of earth
robust, lusty, or uninhibited
unrefined, coarse, or crude
an archaic word for worldly (def. 1)
electrical engineering on the earthed side of an electrical circuit, but not necessarily with a direct current connection to earth

Derived Forms

earthily, adverbearthiness, noun
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