adjective, zest·i·er, zest·i·est.

full of zest; piquant: a zesty salad dressing.
energetic; active: zesty trading in growth stocks.

Origin of zesty

First recorded in 1925–30; zest + -y1
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Examples from the Web for zesty

Contemporary Examples of zesty

Historical Examples of zesty

  • Natural Port du Salut type described as "zesty" by some of the best purveyors of domestic cheeses.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

Word Origin and History for zesty

1789, from zest + -y (2). Related: Zestily; zestiness.

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