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SPICY (spicier, spiciest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spicy mean? 

SPICY (adjective)
  The adjective SPICY has 2 senses:

1. having an agreeably pungent taste
2. suggestive of sexual impropriety

  Familiarity information: SPICY used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SPICY (adjective)

Sense 1spicy [BACK TO TOP]


Having an agreeably pungent taste


piquant; spicy; zesty; savory; savoury


tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)

Sense 2spicy [BACK TO TOP]


Suggestive of sexual impropriety


risque; gamey; gamy; naughty; spicy; racy; juicy; blue

Context examples:

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


sexy (marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest)

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