1 full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style" [syn: lively]
2 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" [syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, risque, spicy] [also: raciest, racier]
- Rhymes: -eɪsi
- Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
- Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and piquant; fresh and lively.
- Mildly risque,
- She wore a racy dress that was just barely appropriate for the occasion.
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