adjective, fruit·i·er, fruit·i·est.
- resembling fruit; having the taste or smell of fruit.
- rich in flavor; pungent.
- excessively sweet or mellifluous; cloying; syrupy: a specialist in fruity prose; to read poetry in a fruity voice.
- Slang. insane; crazy.
- Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. of or like a male homosexual.
Origin of fruity
Related formsfruit·i·ness, nounun·fruit·y, adjective
First recorded in 1650–60; fruit
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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.
Have I not a G of surpassing splendour, of a fruitiness rarely encountered in this vale of tears?
Showers shook playfully upon us from the vines, while we revelled in fruitiness.
British Dictionary definitions for fruitiness
Derived Formsfruitiness, nounfruitily, adverb adjective fruitier or fruitiest
- of or resembling fruit
- (of a voice) mellow or rich
- ingratiating or unctuous
- informal, mainly British erotically stimulating; salacious
- slang eccentric or insane
- mainly US and Canadian a slang word for homosexual
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Word Origin and History for fruitiness
1650s, from fruit + -y (2). Related: Fruitiness.
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