sexy

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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 sexiest professor on campus.
excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.

Origin of sexy

First recorded in 1920–25; sex + -y1
Related formssex·i·ly, adverbsex·i·ness, nounun·sex·y, adjective
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  • Snap your fingers and here comes the sexiest dames in Hollywood.

    The Common Man

    Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)


British Dictionary definitions for sexiest

sexy

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 Formssexily, adverbsexiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sexiest

sexy

adj.

1905, from sex (n.) + -y (2). Originally "engrossed in sex;" sense of "sexually attractive" is 1923, first in reference to Valentino. An earlier word in this sense was sexful (1898). Related: Sexier; sexiest.

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