[froo-tee] /ˈfru ti/
adjective, fruitier, fruitiest.
resembling fruit; having the taste or smell of fruit.
rich in flavor; pungent.
excessively sweet or mellifluous; cloying; syrupy:
"a specialist in fruity prose; to read poetry in a fruity voice."
Slang. insane; crazy.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. homosexual.
1650–60; fruit + -y1
Related forms
fruitiness, noun
unfruity, adjective
Example Sentences for fruity
Their tan, alveolate slices exude an aroma and taste that is positively fruity.
Brominated vegetable oil creates the cloudy look by keeping the fruity flavor mixed into the drink.
The name is fruity, but these are essential for aid climbing.
Fiery and fruity, it's notable for the subtle balance of spice and citrus, and the impeccable quality of the fish.
The chops and the greens had been dispatched and a fruity granita, served in tall crystal cups, had been placed before us.
Recently, several companies have begun marketing first aid products that include the fruity destroyer.
They puff deeply, releasing plumes of fruity-smelling tobacco smoke.
Without the bitterness of hops, it had a fruity, sweet taste.
Gas bubbles and fruity smells signal that fermentation is under way.
They have a life-long affinity for the distinctive smell of their fruity birthplace.
British Dictionary definitions for fruity
fruity (ˈfruːtɪ)
adj , fruitier, fruitiest
1.  of or resembling fruit
2.  (of a voice) mellow or rich
3.  ingratiating or unctuous
4.  informal chiefly (Brit) erotically stimulating; salacious
5.  slang eccentric or insane
6.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a slang word for homosexual

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Word Origin and History for fruity
1650s, from fruit + -y (2). Related: Fruitiness.
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  1. Eccentric; odd; nutty, weird (1930s+ Teenagers)
  2. Homosexual; gay (1930s+)

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