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juicy

[joo-see] /ˈdʒu si/
adjective, juicier, juiciest.
1.
full of juice; succulent:
a juicy pear.
2.
very profitable, appealing, interesting, satisfying, or substantive:
a juicy contract; a juicy part in a movie.
3.
very interesting or colorful, especially when slightly scandalous or improper:
a juicy bit of gossip.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English j(o)usy full of liquor. See juice, -y1
Related forms
juicily, adverb
juiciness, noun
unjuicily, adverb
unjuicy, adjective
Synonyms
3. racy, risqué, titillating, sensational, lurid.
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  • We emptied the greens onto a plate, grabbed juicy bits with our fingers.
  • juicy and refreshing pickle is rich in vitamins and minerals, and poor in calories.
  • Think vividly of cutting open a juicy lemon and then bringing it towards your face and finally biting down of the sour fruit.
  • They had short-necked ancestors that had tried all their lives to reach for the juicy leaves of trees.
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British Dictionary definitions for juicy

juicy

/ˈdʒuːsɪ/
adjective juicier, juiciest
1.
full of juice
2.
provocatively interesting; spicy: juicy gossip
3.
(slang) voluptuous or seductive: she's a juicy bit
4.
(mainly US & Canadian) profitable: a juicy contract
Derived Forms
juicily, adverb
juiciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for juicy
adj.

early 15c., from juice (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "weathly, full of some desired quality" is from 1620s; sense of "lively, suggestive, sensational" is from 1883. Related: Juiciness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for juicy

juicy

adjective

Interesting in a sexy or scandalous way; sensational; racy: He spared us none of the juicy details (1883+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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