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Definition of "sexy" []

  • Arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest. (adjective)
  • Slang Highly appealing or interesting; attractive: "The recruiting brochures are getting sexier” ( Jack R. Wentworth). (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.

Use "sexy" in a sentence
  • "During his meetings with the design studio, Mr. Nordström came up with the phrase "sexy monastery" to describe the contradictory qualities he wanted in a home."
  • "'We use the word sexy a lot and have forgotten the ultra- feminine,' she mused, signalling something of a corporate turnaround."
  • "It's not often in our youth-obsessed culture that a woman of a certain age wins a contest with the word "sexy" in it."