[ jin-juh-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɪn dʒə ri /


having the flavor or pungence of ginger; spicy: gingery cookies.
piquant; sharp and lively: gingery humor.
of the color of ginger.

Nearby words

  1. gingerbread plum,
  2. gingerbread tree,
  3. gingerly,
  4. gingerroot,
  5. gingersnap,
  6. gingham,
  7. gingili,
  8. gingiva,
  9. gingival,
  10. gingival crevice

Origin of gingery

First recorded in 1850–55; ginger + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gingery

  • Joses laughed and spread himself, throwing back his gingery curls.

    Boy Woodburn|Alfred Ollivant
  • He was a short, gingery, active man with a nose and chin of the Punch type, and whom his shipmates called "Frenchy."

    The Shadow-Line|Joseph Conrad
  • Perhaps he noted their sleek quarters, the glittering trappings on their backs and their gingery action.

    Horses Nine|Sewell Ford
  • The donkeyman, a dapper little chap with a dazzling fair skin and a tiny, gingery moustache, worked in a sort of mute transport.

    Typhoon|Joseph Conrad

British Dictionary definitions for gingery


/ (ˈdʒɪndʒərɪ) /


like or tasting of ginger
of or like the colour ginger
full of vigour; high-spirited
pointed; bitinga gingery remark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012