adjective, rac·i·er, rac·i·est.
Origin of racy
Examples from the Web for racy
Apparently, Minaj received a slew of offensive tweets and rude Instagram comments in response to the racy image.Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Lyrics Tease Her Elevator Drama with Jay Z|Amy Zimmerman|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She felt a Maxim cover would be too racy, but now she finds herself performing solo acts for fans on MyFreeCams.
A notorious 19th century publisher wrote a racy novel of his own.
The kids managed to steal some racy photos and some drugs too, right?Paris Hilton on ‘The Bling Ring,’ Kim Kardashian, and Her Cash Money Records Album|Marlow Stern|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Getting better listening to Janice Joplin,” he captioned the racy shot.Justin Bieber’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week|Kevin Fallon|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One of the teachers from Oahe gives a racy sketch of a trip among some of the out-stations.
The group brightened; here was something to do, something unusual and racy and like the movies; they saw the drama of it.Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
What the world wants are racy, real, genuine scenes, and the more out of the way the better.The Life of George Borrow|Herbert Jenkins
"Uncle Dennis," as he was familiarly called, was himself a striking character, a man of original manners and racy conversation.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
The journals next morning had racy and appetizing accounts of a canine suicide.Cobwebs From an Empty Skull|Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
adjective racier or raciest
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.