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juicy

[joo-see]
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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

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succulentlusciousoilysyrupysensationalintriguingspicyvividfascinatingpiquantracytantalizingcolorfulprovocativedankhumidliquidlushmellowsappy

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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 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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