juicy

[joo-see]
adjective, juic·i·er, juic·i·est.
  1. full of juice; succulent: a juicy pear.
  2. very profitable, appealing, interesting, satisfying, or substantive: a juicy contract; a juicy part in a movie.
  3. very interesting or colorful, especially when slightly scandalous or improper: a juicy bit of gossip.

Origin of juicy

1400–50; late Middle English j(o)usy full of liquor. See juice, -y1
Related formsjuic·i·ly, adverbjuic·i·ness, nounun·juic·i·ly, adverbun·juic·y, adjective

Synonyms for juicy

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Examples from the Web for juicier

Contemporary Examples of juicier

Historical Examples of juicier

  • Their flesh was said to be sweeter, juicier, and more tender than the best beef.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • Mother never puts an under crust in her chicken pies, and that makes 'em juicier.

  • Spring mice certainly are delicious if people only realized it—much sweeter and juicier than Spring Chickens, and tender!

    The Book of the Cat

    Mabel Humphrey and Elizabeth Fearne Bonsall

  • And one day he came upon something that was far sweeter and juicier than anything he had ever eaten.

    The Tale of Billy Woodchuck

    Arthur Scott Bailey

  • The woodcock were cooked to a turn; juicier birds never reclined on toast.

    Wandering Heath

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch


British Dictionary definitions for juicier

juicy

adjective juicier or juiciest
  1. full of juice
  2. provocatively interesting; spicyjuicy gossip
  3. slang voluptuous or seductiveshe's a juicy bit
  4. mainly US and Canadian profitablea juicy contract
Derived Formsjuicily, adverbjuiciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for juicier

juicy

adj.

early 15c., from juice (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "weathly, full of some desired quality" is from 1620s; sense of "lively, suggestive, sensational" is from 1883. Related: Juiciness.

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