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sexy

[sek-see] /ˈsɛk si/
adjective, sexier, sexiest.
1.
concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué:
a sexy novel.
2.
sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality:
the sexiest professor on campus.
3.
excitingly appealing; glamorous:
a sexy new car.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; sex + -y1
Related forms
sexily, adverb
sexiness, noun
unsexy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sexiness

sexy

/ˈsɛksɪ/
adjective (informal) sexier, sexiest
1.
provoking or intended to provoke sexual interest: a sexy dress, a sexy book
2.
feeling sexual interest; aroused
3.
interesting, exciting, or trendy: a sexy project, a sexy new car
Derived Forms
sexily, adverb
sexiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sexiness
n.

1922, from sexy + -ness.

sexy

adj.

1905, from sex (n.) + -y (2). Originally "engrossed in sex;" sense of "sexually attractive" is 1923, first in reference to Valentino. An earlier word in this sense was sexful (1898). Related: Sexier; sexiest.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sexiness

sexy

adjective

Very appealing; exciting; desirable; stimulating: Acid rain is politically sexy, but it hasn't half the allure of jobs (1970+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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