What does spicy mean?

Definitions for spicy
ˈspaɪ sispicy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word spicy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zestyadjective

    having an agreeably pungent taste

  2. hot, spicyadjective

    producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves

    "hot salsa"; "jalapeno peppers are very hot"

  3. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicyadjective

    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"


  1. spicyadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.

    He prepared a spicy casserole.

  2. spicyadjective

    Piquant; provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar spices.

    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.

  3. spicyadjective

    Tangy, zesty, or pungent.

    Her head jerked back when she smelled the strong, spicy aroma.

  4. spicyadjective

    Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.

    He is known for his spicy political commentary.

  5. spicyadjective

    Risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.

    I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spicyadjective

    Etymology: from spice

    For them the Idumæan balm did sweat,
    And in hot Ceilon spicy forests grew. Dryden.

    Off at sea north-east winds blow
    Sabæan odour, from the spicy shore
    Of Araby the blest, with such delay
    Well pleas’d they slack their course, and many a league,
    Chear’d with the grateful smell, old ocean smiles. John Milton.

    The regimen in this disease ought to be of spicy and cephalick vegetables, to dispel the viscosity. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.

    Under southern skies exalt their sails,
    Led by new stars, and borne by spicy gales! Alexander Pope.


  1. Spicy

    Spicy is a song by French musician Herve Pagez and American producer Diplo, featuring vocals of English singer-songwriter Charli XCX. The song was released on 30 May 2019 by record label Mad Decent. "Spicy" heavily interpolates the song "Wannabe" by English girl group the Spice Girls, from their debut album Spice (1996) The Spice Girls are therefore credited as songwriters for the track, alongside Charli XCX, Emmanuel Valere, Joel Jaccoulet, and Matt Rowe. "Spicy" was produced by Pagez and Diplo.


  1. spicy

    Spicy refers to food that has a strong, hot flavor due to the addition of spices or condiments, typically those containing capsaicin like chili peppers. It can create a burning or tingling sensation in the mouth. The intensity of this sensation can vary from mild to extremely hot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spicy

    flavored with, or containing, spice or spices; fragrant; aromatic; as, spicy breezes

  2. Spicy

    producing, or abounding with, spices

  3. Spicy

    fig.: Piquant; racy; as, a spicy debate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spicy

    spī′si, adj. producing or abounding with spices: fragrant: pungent: piquant, pointed, racy: showy.—adv. Spī′cily.—n. Spī′ciness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spicy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spicy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spicy in a Sentence

  1. Bonnie Taub-Dixs:

    I love using canned beans for my spicy dark chocolate chili bowls and my kids love my pumpkin bread with dark chocolate chips and almonds that uses canned pumpkin.

  2. Natalie Rizzo:

    Give Natalie Rizzo Spicy Cocoa Popcorn a try. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS 6. String cheese and berries Make a mini snack plate of string cheese, plus a handful of berries. The cheese provides protein to keep your tummy from mid-sleep rumblings — and the berries offer carbohydrates. Plus, they also happen to be rich in health-helping antioxidants. 7. Mini sandwiches I love to make little bite-sized sandwiches out of whole-wheat crackers.

  3. Chopra Inderjeet Singh:

    Yes, that has been a problem. The Indian workers like spicy food.

  4. Tim Hackbardt:

    Spicy is an area that's become more popular with guests.

  5. Kristen Burns:

    There are certain foods that are triggers for people with incontinence or overactive bladders, including spicy foods, which doctors have identified as common irritants for women.

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  • حريف, حارArabic
  • ostrýCzech
  • gewürzt, scharf, würzig, pikantGerman
  • ζωηρός, καυτός, καρυκευμένος, πικάντικος, αψύς, τολμηρόςGreek
  • aliñado, condimentado, sazonado, aromático, picanteSpanish
  • تندPersian
  • pornahtava, maustettu, mausteinen, pistävä, pisteliäsFinnish
  • piquant, épicéFrench
  • मसालेदार, तीखाHindi
  • zamatos, pikáns, borsos, fűszeresHungarian
  • pedasIndonesian
  • piccanteItalian
  • とげのある, 刺激的, 辛口の, 辛い, スパイシーJapanese
  • រសជាតិហិរ, ហឹរKhmer
  • 짜릿한, 맵다, 매운Korean
  • CONDITUS, acutusLatin
  • ເຜັດLao
  • лут, зачинет, пикантенMacedonian
  • pedasMalay
  • kruidig, pikant, gekruidDutch
  • krydretNorwegian
  • apimentado, condimentado, temperado, picantePortuguese
  • неприличный, пряный, живой, пикантный, острый, энергичныйRussian
  • kryddig, skarp, pikant, kryddstark, starkSwedish
  • காரமானTamil
  • รสเผ็ด, เผ็ดThai
  • çeşniliTurkish
  • ПрянийUkrainian
  • cay, gia vịVietnamese
  • בשׂימעדיקYiddish
  • Chinese

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