[ 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.

Origin of gingery

First recorded in 1850–55; ginger + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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