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yeasty

[yee-stee] /ˈyi sti/
adjective, yeastier, yeastiest.
1.
of, containing, or resembling yeast.
2.
frothy; foamy.
3.
youthful; exuberant; ebullient.
4.
trifling; frivolous.
5.
characterized by agitation, excitement, change, etc.:
the yeasty years immediately following college.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; yeast + -y1
Related forms
yeastily, adverb
yeastiness, noun
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Examples for yeasty
  • As a result, even the permanent whiff of cow dung that hangs in the air has an oddly pleasant, yeasty scent.
  • The scientists noticed a yeasty smell wafting from a local palm.
  • The crust is light, with a puffy edge and yeasty chew.
  • The crusts are limp, the centers dry, and there is hardly any yeasty aroma to account for.
  • What all of these doughnut shops have in common is the light yeasty dough that defines their doughnuts as perfect doughnuts.
  • And the wine's toastiness worked with the yeasty flavor of the waffles.
  • He is all about the business of putting life into loamy, yeasty-smelling soils.
  • Discard if mold, yeasty smell, or sliminess develops.
  • Odor strongly yeasty with a slight wine essence,taste mild.
  • Discard if mold, yeasty smell or sliminess develops.
British Dictionary definitions for yeasty

yeasty

/ˈjiːstɪ/
adjective yeastier, yeastiest
1.
of, resembling, or containing yeast
2.
fermenting or causing fermentation
3.
tasting of or like yeast
4.
insubstantial or frivolous
5.
restless, agitated, or unsettled
6.
covered with or containing froth or foam
Derived Forms
yeastily, adverb
yeastiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for yeasty
adj.

1590s, from yeast + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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