Origin of exotic
Related Words for exoticallyuncommonly, peculiarly, unusually, remarkably, rarely, uniquely, surprisingly, startlingly, strikingly, curiously, abnormally, amazingly, queerly, exceptionally, unnaturally, astonishingly, exotically, fantastically, indescribably
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Historical Examples of exotically
Her voice was as exotically attractive as the rest of her; low, clear, a little throaty.Mask of Death
And we saw or heard about the exotically named preprocessed and prepackaged food, about the pastimes of the troops.The Civilization of Illiteracy
Exotically lovely she was, with primitive, unrestrained passions—typical of the land in which she lived.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930
The original is certainly one of the most exotically strange pieces of writing in any language, and weird beyond description.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
Word Origin for exotic
1590s, "belonging to another country," from Middle French exotique (16c.) and directly from Latin exoticus, from Greek exotikos "foreign," literally "from the outside," from exo "outside" (see exo-). Sense of "unusual, strange" first recorded in English 1620s, from notion of "alien, outlandish." In reference to strip-teasers and dancing girls, it is first attested by 1942, American English.
Exotic dancer in the nightclub trade means a girl who goes through a few motions while wearing as few clothes as the cops will allow in the city where she is working ... ["Life," May 5, 1947]
As a noun from 1640s.