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Meaning of RACY

Pronunciation:  'reysee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"
 

RACY is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, lively, naughty, risque, sexy, spicy, spirited
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ra"cy\, a. [Compar. {Racier}; superl. {Raciest}.] [From
{Race} a tribe, family.]
1. Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct
   characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh;
   rich.

         The racy wine, Late from the mellowing cask restored
         to light.                             --Pope.

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

         Our raciest, most idiomatic popular word. --M.
                                               Arnold.

         Burn's English, though not so racy as his Scotch, is
         generally correct.                    --H.
                                               Coleridge.

         The rich and racy humor of a natural converser fresh
         from the plow.                        --Prof.
                                               Wilson.

Syn: Spicy; spirited; lively; smart; piquant.

Usage: {Racy}, {Spicy}. Racy refers primarily to that
       peculiar flavor which certain wines are supposed to
       derive from the soil in which the grapes were grown;
       and hence we call a style or production racy when it
       ``smacks of the soil,'' or has an uncommon degree of
       natural freshness and distinctiveness of thought and
       language. Spicy, when applied, has reference to a
       spirit and pungency added by art, seasoning the matter
       like a condiment. It does not, like racy, suggest
       native peculiarity. A spicy article in a magazine; a
       spicy retort. Racy in conversation; a racy remark.

             Rich, racy verses, in which we The soil from
             which they come, taste, smell, and see.
                                               --Cowley.

 

 

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