Definitions for racyˈreɪ si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rac•yˈreɪ si(adj.)rac•i•er, rac•i•est.

  1. slightly improper or indelicate; risqué.

  2. vigorous; lively; spirited.

  3. sprightly; pungent:

    a racy literary style.

  4. having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine or fruit.

Origin of racy:

1645–55

rac′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lively, racy(adj)

    full of zest or vigor

    "a racy literary style"

  2. full-bodied, racy, rich, robust(adj)

    marked by richness and fullness of flavor

    "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"

  3. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy(adj)

    suggestive of sexual impropriety

    "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"

  4. racy(adj)

    designed or suitable for competing in a race

Wiktionary

  1. racy(Adjective)

    Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.

  2. racy(Adjective)

    Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.

  3. racy(Adjective)

    Mildly risque, exciting.

    She wore a racy dress that was just barely appropriate for the occasion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racy

    having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich

  2. Racy

    hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

racy(adjective)

lively

a racy style of writing.

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