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tangy

[tang-ee] /ˈtæŋ i/
adjective, tangier, tangiest.
1.
having a tang.
Origin of tangy
1870-1875
1870-75; tang1 + -y1
Related forms
tanginess, noun
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tangy

/ˈtæŋɪ/
adjective tangier, tangiest
1.
having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze
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Word Origin and History for tangy
adj.

1875, from tang + -y (2). Figurative use by 1948. Related: Tanginess.

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