zesty

[ zes-tee ]
/ ˈzɛs ti /

adjective, zest·i·er, zest·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. zervanism,
  2. zest,
  3. zester,
  4. zestful,
  5. zestfully,
  6. zeta,
  7. zeta sedimentation ratio,
  8. zeta-jones,
  9. zetacrit,
  10. zetetic

Origin of zesty

First recorded in 1925–30; zest + -y1

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Word Origin and History for zesty

zesty

adj.

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

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