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[zes-tee] /ˈzɛs ti/
adjective, zestier, zestiest.
full of zest; piquant:
a zesty salad dressing.
energetic; active:
zesty trading in growth stocks.
Origin of zesty
1925-30; zest + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for zesty
  • Appetizers include mini barbecue pork sandwiches, zesty baked beans and homemade chili.
  • Expect a zesty honey-pineapple-citrus flavor along with a teasing bitterness.
  • The octopus is a winner-crispy on the outside, in a lemon-zesty chili sauce.
  • Maybe she wanted to shape the debate, offering some zesty talking points to opponents of the eavesdropping program.
  • The result is a zesty, fresh pickle made from all natural ingredients.
  • Hops supply beer's distinctive aroma and the zesty bitterness that balances the sweetness of the malted barley.
  • Hops give beer its distinctive aroma and a zesty bitterness to balance the sweetness of malted barley.
  • Strong, zesty citrus nose compliments a mellow verbena taste that gently lingers on the palate.
Word Origin and History for zesty

1789, from zest + -y (2). Related: Zestily; zestiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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