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[joo-see] /ˈdʒu si/
adjective, juicier, juiciest.
full of juice; succulent:
a juicy pear.
very profitable, appealing, interesting, satisfying, or substantive:
a juicy contract; a juicy part in a movie.
very interesting or colorful, especially when slightly scandalous or improper:
a juicy bit of gossip.
Origin of juicy
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English j(o)usy full of liquor. See juice, -y1
Related forms
juicily, adverb
juiciness, noun
unjuicily, adverb
unjuicy, adjective
3. racy, risqué, titillating, sensational, lurid. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for juicy
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  • A juicy pulp encloses a double membrane, or endocarp, and within the latter are the seeds which constitute the coffee of commerce.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • The flesh of the buffalo, especially that of the cow, is juicy, and tender in the extreme.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The stem is tender, sweet and juicy, and all the leaves remain green.

    Florida: An Ideal Cattle State Florida State Live Stock Association
  • The juicy pulp of the water-root was cut into slices, and chewed.

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid
  • The colour is as rich and juicy as Titians, the drapery learned and graceful, the faces are full of fire and spirit.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for juicy


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

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



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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