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[ froo-tee ]


, 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 gay man.


/ ˈfruːtɪ /


  1. of or resembling fruit
  2. (of a voice) mellow or rich
  3. ingratiating or unctuous
  4. informal.
    erotically stimulating; salacious
  5. slang.
    eccentric or insane
  6. a slang word for homosexual

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfruitiness, noun
  • ˈfruitily, adverb

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Other Words From

  • fruit·i·ness noun
  • un·fruit·y adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fruity1

First recorded in 1650–60; fruit + -y 1

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Example Sentences

Rosé is my go-to for hotter foods such as Sichuan, but fruitier, less tannic reds such as Loire cabernet francs and beaujolais can work, too.

This oatmeal with maple syrup and pears is similarly fruity and lightly sweet.

The intact grapes ferment on the inside, eventually bursting and producing effusively fruity aromas and flavors.

With a name ripped from last year’s headlines and labeled “medium dry,” this one is slightly sweet and very fruity.

Some analysts have argued, however, that accelerated aging may struggle to replicate processes such as oxidation and esterification, which produce fruity aromas.

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There is no better thing on a Sunday afternoon than a fruity, molten, crunchy crumble.

Most ciders have gotten a bad rap as being too sweet and fruity.

Sure, Fruity Pebbles doesn't necessarily conjure up warm holiday memories.

So good: Fruity with a little cream and a nut-flavored tart shell.

When blended properly, olive oil is deliciously rich, fruity, creamy, nutty, and complex.

This second poison perfumes the corpse and leaves it smelling with a fruity odor.

Opossums did not keep to the river; they loved the fruity old garden, and stuck to it in spite of dogs and guns.

They will come out nice little shapes of fruity rice, quite different from the previous pudding.

The atmosphere was delicious with fruity odors, in which the breath of late flowers mingled in sensuous richness.

He says it looks like chewing tobacco, it is so nice and black and fruity, and that it tastes better than it looks.


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