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yeasty

[yee-stee]
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adjective, yeast·i·er, yeast·i·est.
  1. of, containing, or resembling yeast.
  2. frothy; foamy.
  3. youthful; exuberant; ebullient.
  4. trifling; frivolous.
  5. characterized by agitation, excitement, change, etc.: the yeasty years immediately following college.
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Origin of yeasty

First recorded in 1590–1600; yeast + -y1
Related formsyeast·i·ly, adverbyeast·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for yeasty

carbonated, sudsy, lathery, ebullient, effervescent, effusive, exuberant, yeasty, barmy, boiling, creamy, fizzy, frothy, simmering, spumous, fermented, scummy, seething, spumescent, bubbling

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British Dictionary definitions for yeasty

yeasty

adjective yeastier or yeastiest
  1. of, resembling, or containing yeast
  2. fermenting or causing fermentation
  3. tasting of or like yeast
  4. insubstantial or frivolous
  5. restless, agitated, or unsettled
  6. covered with or containing froth or foam
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Derived Formsyeastily, adverbyeastiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for yeasty

adj.

1590s, from yeast + -y (2).

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