sexy

[ sek-see ]
/ ˈsɛk si /

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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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 Formssexily, adverbsexiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sexy

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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