Definition of "racy" []

  • Having a distinctive and characteristic quality or taste. (adjective)
  • Strong and sharp in flavor or odor; piquant or pungent. (adjective)
  • Risqué; ribald. (adjective)
  • Vigorous; lively. (adjective)
  • (of a person's manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having a characteristic or distinctive flavour (adjective)
  • Suggestive; slightly indecent; risqué (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "racy" in a sentence
  • "Alright, i have read and understood both sides of this controversy .. and all i have to say is; Miley is 15 years old, though it may not be the best way for her to potray herself, its what they do. im 17, and when i was her age, i took what you call racy pictures as well, shes just having fun and doing what any teenage girl does."
  • "But there's nothing terribly racy from the 19th century."
  • "The Sex and Shanghai website, which was not immediately accessible today, chronicled in racy language the exploits of the author who claimed to be an English teacher at a local university."