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spicy

or spice·y

[ spahy-see ]
/ ˈspaɪ si /
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adjective, spic·i·er, spic·i·est.
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Origin of spicy

First recorded in 1555–65; spice + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM spicy

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How to use spicy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spicy

spicy
/ (ˈspaɪsɪ) /

adjective spicier or spiciest
seasoned with or containing spice
highly flavoured; pungent
informal suggestive of scandal or sensation
producing or yielding spices

Derived forms of spicy

spicily, adverbspiciness, noun
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