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racy

[ rey-see ]
/ ˈreɪ si /
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adjective, rac·i·er, rac·i·est.

slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué.
vigorous; lively; spirited.
sprightly; piquant; pungent: a racy literary style.
having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine, fruit, etc.

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Origin of racy

First recorded in 1645–55; race2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM racy

rac·i·ly, adverbrac·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for racy

racy
/ (ˈreɪsɪ) /

adjective racier or raciest

(of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
having a characteristic or distinctive flavoura racy wine
suggestive; slightly indecent; risquéa racy comedy

Derived forms of racy

racily, adverbraciness, noun
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