Definitions for earthyˈɜr θi

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word earthy

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

earth•yˈɜr θi(adj.)earth•i•er, earth•i•est.

  1. of the nature of or consisting of earth or soil.

  2. characteristic of earth:

    an earthy smell.

  3. realistic; practical.

  4. coarse or unrefined:

    an earthy sense of humor.

  5. direct; robust; unaffected.

  6. Archaic. worldly; earthly.

Origin of earthy:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. crude, earthy, gross, vulgar(adj)

    conspicuously and tastelessly indecent

    "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

  2. earthy(adj)

    not far removed from or suggestive of nature

    "the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow"; "earthy smells of new-mown grass"

  3. earthy(adj)

    hearty and lusty

    "an earthy enjoyment of life"

  4. earthy(adj)

    of or consisting of or resembling earth

    "it had an earthy smell"; "only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean"

  5. down-to-earth, earthy(adj)

    sensible and practical

    "has a straightforward down-to-earth approach to a problem"; "her earthy common sense"


  1. earthy(Adjective)

    Resembling dirt or soil (i.e. earth).

    The earthy smell of fresh turned loam told me the farmer had started plowing this morning, the definitive sign of spring for me.

  2. earthy(Adjective)

    Down to earth, un-artificed, natural.

    Sheu2019s was an earthy soul, the salt of the earth as they say of such rural folk, untarnished by false civilization.

  3. earthy(Adjective)

    Like or resembling the earth or of the earth.

  4. earthy(Adjective)

    Covered with earth (mud, dirt).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earthy(adj)

    consisting of, or resembling, earth; terrene; earthlike; as, earthy matter

  2. Earthy(adj)

    of or pertaining to the earth or to, this world; earthly; terrestrial; carnal

  3. Earthy(adj)

    gross; low; unrefined

  4. Earthy(adj)

    without luster, or dull and roughish to the touch; as, an earthy fracture


Find a translation for the earthy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these earthy definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"earthy." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for earthy?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for earthy: