Dictionary

spicy

adjective \ˈspī-sē\

of food : flavored with or containing strong spices and especially ones that cause a burning feeling in your mouth

: exciting and somewhat shocking

spic·i·erspic·i·est

Full Definition of SPICY

1
:  having the quality, flavor, or fragrance of spice
2
:  producing or abounding in spices
4
:  piquant, racy; especially :  somewhat scandalous or salacious <spicy gossip>
spic·i·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb
spic·i·ness \-sē-nəs\ noun
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of SPICY

  1. <a spicy suggestion that earned him a slap in the face>

First Known Use of SPICY

1562

Rhymes with SPICY

SPICINESS Defined for Kids

spicy

adjective \ˈspī-sē\
spic·i·erspic·i·est

Definition of SPICY for Kids

1
:  flavored with or containing spice <a spicy sauce>
2
:  somewhat shocking or indecent <a spicy story>
spic·i·ness noun

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: spicy fleabanePrevious Word in the Dictionary: spiculumAll Words Near: spicy
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears