adjective, rac·i·er, rac·i·est.
Examples from the Web for racily
Without dignity we may write clearly, or nervously, or racily, but we have not attained to a style.The Unseen World and Other Essays|John Fiske
As for himself, he was inclined to be taciturn, being little versed in the matters on which the rest discoursed so racily.Cleo The Magnificent|Louis Zangwill
It is Elizabethan, yet thoroughly modern; it is racily Irish, yet universal English.The Critical Game|John Albert Macy
British Dictionary definitions for racily
adjective racier or raciest
Word Origin and History for racily
1650s, "having a characteristic taste" (of wines, fruits, etc.), from race (n.2) in its older sense of "flavor" or in the sense "class of wines" + -y (2); meaning "having a quality of vigor" (1660s) led to that of "improper, risqué," first recorded 1901, probably reinforced by phrase racy of the soil "earthy" (1870). Related: Racily; raciness.