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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.
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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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Related Words for juicier

succulent, luscious, oily, syrupy, sensational, intriguing, spicy, vivid, fascinating, piquant, racy, tantalizing, colorful, provocative, dank, humid, liquid, lush, mellow, sappy

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
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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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