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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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Related Words for fruity

pleasant, mellow, nutty, deep, full, harmonious, rich, plummy, bananas, batty, bonkers, buggy, crackers, crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daft, demented, disordered, dotty

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British Dictionary definitions for 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 fruity


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

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