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spicey

[spahy-see] /ˈspaɪ si/
adjective, spicier, spiciest.
1.

spicy

or spicey

[spahy-see] /ˈspaɪ si/
adjective, spicier, spiciest.
1.
seasoned with or containing spice:
a spicy salad dressing.
2.
characteristic or suggestive of spice.
3.
of the nature of or resembling spice.
4.
abounding in or yielding spices.
5.
aromatic or fragrant.
6.
piquant or pungent:
spicy criticism.
7.
of a slightly improper or risqué nature; somewhat sexy:
a spicy novel.
8.
Informal. full of spirit; lively.
Origin of spicy
1555-1565
1555-65; spice + -y1
Related forms
spicily, adverb
spiciness, noun
unspicily, adverb
unspiciness, noun
unspicy, adjective
Synonyms
6. hot, sharp, peppery. 7. suggestive, racy, ribald, improper.
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Examples from the Web for spicey
Historical Examples
  • The one that knocked at the door was spicey, with our invitations.

    The William Henry Letters Abby Morton Diaz
  • This paper is run on red-hot indypendant principels, in a spicey, sparklin' manher.

    The Bad Boy At Home Walter T. Gray
  • There was a cinnamon colored jacket hanging on the chair-back, and I said, "Why, that's spicey's jacket!"

    The William Henry Letters Abby Morton Diaz
  • Now look at old Tom, cocked jauntily on the spicey bay and see what a different Tom he is to what he was last night.

British Dictionary definitions for spicey

spicy

/ˈspaɪsɪ/
adjective spicier, spiciest
1.
seasoned with or containing spice
2.
highly flavoured; pungent
3.
(informal) suggestive of scandal or sensation
4.
producing or yielding spices
Derived Forms
spicily, adverb
spiciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for spicey

spicy

adj.

1560s, from spice + -y (2). Figurative sense of "racy, salacious" dates from 1844. Related: Spiciness.

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

spending money

noun

Cash that one is allowed or able to spend

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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