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sexy

[ sek-see ]
/ ˈsɛk si /
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adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.

concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexy supermodel on the cover of a magazine.
excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.

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Origin of sexy

First recorded in 1920–25; sex + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sexy

sex·i·ly, adverbsex·i·ness, nounun·sex·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sexy

sexy
/ (ˈsɛksɪ) /

adjective sexier or sexiest informal

provoking or intended to provoke sexual interesta sexy dress; a sexy book
feeling sexual interest; aroused
interesting, exciting, or trendya sexy project; a sexy new car

Derived forms of sexy

sexily, adverbsexiness, noun
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