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fruity

[froo-tee]
adjective, fruit·i·er, fruit·i·est.
  1. resembling fruit; having the taste or smell of fruit.
  2. rich in flavor; pungent.
  3. excessively sweet or mellifluous; cloying; syrupy: a specialist in fruity prose; to read poetry in a fruity voice.
  4. Slang. insane; crazy.
  5. Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. of or like a male homosexual.
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Origin of fruity

First recorded in 1650–60; fruit + -y1
Related formsfruit·i·ness, nounun·fruit·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fruitiness

Historical Examples of fruitiness

  • Meself, I have always preferred it with just a suggestion of fruitiness.

    Paul Kelver

    Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome

  • Have I not a G of surpassing splendour, of a fruitiness rarely encountered in this vale of tears?

    First Plays

    A. A. Milne

  • Showers shook playfully upon us from the vines, while we revelled in fruitiness.


British Dictionary definitions for fruitiness

fruity

adjective fruitier or fruitiest
  1. of or resembling fruit
  2. (of a voice) mellow or rich
  3. ingratiating or unctuous
  4. informal, mainly British erotically stimulating; salacious
  5. slang eccentric or insane
  6. mainly US and Canadian a slang word for homosexual
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Derived Formsfruitiness, nounfruitily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for fruitiness

fruity

adj.

1650s, from fruit + -y (2). Related: Fruitiness.

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