Word of the DayFriday, January 19, 2007
\YEE-stee\ , adjective;
Of, pertaining to, or resembling yeast.
Not yet settled or formed; immature or incomplete.
Marked by agitation or change.
Frothy or trivial; frivolous.
Full of vitality; exuberant.
Aunt Mari had the basket open and was taking out freshly baked rolls, which had been carefully wrapped in a tea towel. The yeasty smell of them and of fried chicken made Eve realize how hungry she was.
-- Mary Balog, Slightly Married
We are living in the time of the parenthesis, a great and yeasty time, he concluded. "Make uncertainty your friend."
-- Bill Sweetman, "A yeasty time", Interavia Business & Technology, July 1, 2001
In that yeasty time in the mid-sixties when I went to work as a reporter in Paris, the world was about to pop.
-- Raymond Sokolov, Why We Eat What We Eat
I see you bubbling all over the place -- you're yeasty, and I think it's grand!
-- Joan Anderson, A Year by the Sea
Yeasty is from yeast, from Middle English yeest, from Old English gist.
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