Definition of earthy
1a : of, relating to, or consisting of earth <earthy creatures like worms>b : suggestive of earth (as in texture, odor, or color) <an earthy yellow>c : rough, coarse, or plain in taste <earthy flavors>
3 : suggestive of plain or poor people or their ways: such asa : practical, down-to-earth <earthy problems of daily life>b : crude, gross <earthy humor>c : plain and simple in style : unsophisticated <earthy peasant cookery> <earthy decor>
Examples of earthy in a sentence
a blend of earthy colors
The wine had an earthy flavor.
Critics were impressed by the movie's earthy realism.
food made with simple, earthy ingredients
First Known Use of earthy
EARTHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earthy for English Language Learners
: suggesting earth or soil in texture, odor, color, etc.
: practical and straightforward : open and direct
: plain and simple in style
EARTHY Defined for Kids
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