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

First recorded in 1850–55; ginger + -y1
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Related Words for gingery

saucy, entertaining, poignant, animated, lively, vigorous, energetic, resolute, spunky, peppy, enthusiastic, gutsy, bright, fiery, fearless, passionate, courageous, bold, brave, burning

Examples from the Web for gingery

Historical Examples of gingery

  • She seemed then to be living with a tinsmith, and her colour was a gingery white.

    Pussy and Doggy Tales

    Edith Nesbit

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

    Boy Woodburn

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Yellow as a guinea, with gingery hair, yellow eyes, and no figure to save her.

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


    Joseph Conrad

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for gingery


  1. like or tasting of ginger
  2. of or like the colour ginger
  3. full of vigour; high-spirited
  4. pointed; bitinga gingery remark
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