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View synonyms for gingery

gingery

[ jin-juh-ree ]

adjective

  1. having the flavor or pungence of ginger; spicy:

    gingery cookies.

  2. piquant; sharp and lively:

    gingery humor.

  3. of the color of ginger.


gingery

/ ˈdʒɪndʒərɪ /

adjective

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

    a gingery remark



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Word History and Origins

Origin of gingery1

First recorded in 1850–55; ginger + -y 1
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Example Sentences

Dinner is fast and flavorful with these 30-minute gingery, garlicky chicken thighs

His gingery-grey moustache and mutton-chop whiskers give him the expression of a cat.

He positively danced, the bloodthirsty little gingery beggar.

It tapered up into bracketing ears, supporting gingery eaves.

Perhaps he noted their sleek quarters, the glittering trappings on their backs and their gingery action.

The gingery tint underlying Mr. Ventnor's colouring overlaid it; even the whites of his eyes grew red.

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