tangy

[tang-ee]

adjective, tang·i·er, tang·i·est.

having a tang.

Nearby words

  1. tangoreceptor,
  2. tangram,
  3. tangshan,
  4. tanguy,
  5. tanguy, yves,
  6. tanh,
  7. tanimbar islands,
  8. tanis,
  9. tanist,
  10. tanistry

Origin of tangy

First recorded in 1870–75; tang1 + -y1

Related formstang·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tangy

tangy

adjective tangier or tangiest

having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aromaa tangy sea breeze
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Word Origin and History for tangy

tangy

adj.

1875, from tang + -y (2). Figurative use by 1948. Related: Tanginess.

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