pulpy

[ puhl-pee ]
/ ˈpʌl pi /

adjective, pulp·i·er, pulp·i·est.

pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling pulp; fleshy or soft.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling magazines or books considered pulp; sensationalistic; trashy.

Nearby words

  1. pulpiter,
  2. pulpitis,
  3. pulpitum,
  4. pulpotomy,
  5. pulpwood,
  6. pulpy nucleus,
  7. pulque,
  8. pulquería,
  9. pulsar,
  10. pulsate

Origin of pulpy

First recorded in 1585–95; pulp + -y1

Related formspulp·i·ly, adverbpulp·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pulpy

pulpy

/ (ˈpʌlpɪ) /

adjective pulpier or pulpiest

having a soft or soggy consistency
Derived Formspulpily, adverbpulpiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for pulpy

pulpy

adj.

1590s, from pulp (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pulpiness.

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