Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

steamy

[stee-mee]
See more synonyms for steamy on Thesaurus.com
adjective, steam·i·er, steam·i·est.
  1. consisting of or resembling steam.
  2. full of or abounding in steam; emitting steam.
  3. covered with or as if with condensed steam: a steamy bathroom mirror.
  4. hot and humid.
  5. Informal. passionate or erotic.
Show More

Origin of steamy

First recorded in 1635–45; steam + -y1
Related formssteam·i·ly, adverbsteam·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for steamy

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for steamy

steamy

adjective steamier or steamiest
  1. of, resembling, full of, or covered with steam
  2. informal lustful or eroticsteamy nightlife
Show More
Derived Formssteamily, adverbsteaminess, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for steamy

adj.

1640s, from steam + -y (2); in the sense of "erotic, sexy," it is first recorded 1952. Related: Steamily; steaminess.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper