sexy

[ sek-see ]
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adjective,sex·i·er, sex·i·est.
  1. concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.

  2. sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexy supermodel on the cover of a magazine.

  1. excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.

Origin of sexy

1
First recorded in 1920–25; sex + -y1

Other words from sexy

  • sex·i·ly, adverb
  • sex·i·ness, noun
  • un·sex·y, adjective

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How to use sexy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sexy

sexy

/ (ˈsɛksɪ) /


adjectivesexier or sexiest informal
  1. provoking or intended to provoke sexual interest: a sexy dress; a sexy book

  2. feeling sexual interest; aroused

  1. interesting, exciting, or trendy: a sexy project; a sexy new car

Derived forms of sexy

  • sexily, adverb
  • sexiness, noun

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