\ˈjü-sē \
juicier; juiciest

Definition of juicy 

1 : having much juice : succulent

2 : rewarding or profitable especially financially : fat juicy contract a juicy dramatic role

3a : rich in interest : colorful juicy details

b : sensational, racy a juicy scandal

c : full of vitality : lusty

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Other Words from juicy

juicily \ˈjü-​sə-​lē \ adverb
juiciness \ˈjü-​sē-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for juicy


fleshy, pulpy, succulent


juiceless, sapless

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Examples of juicy in a Sentence

The meat is tender and juicy. a juicy bit of news I want to know all the juicy details. She sued her former boss and won a juicy settlement in court.
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Less compelling, the al pastor taco was juicy on one day but bone-dry on another visit. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018 Miss Kitty’s Steakhouse is a longtime favorite that reopened in April with an Old West remodel and a menu offering chicken, fish, pasta and, of course, juicy steaks. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona road trip: Williams has Route 66, Bearizona and cool summer fun," 15 June 2018 Dialing back bitterness to make way for juicy fruit flavors, these beers share a distinctly refreshing quality that makes for an ideal summer pour. 1. William Bostwick, WSJ, "The Beers of Summer: Hazy IPAs," 24 May 2018 The juicy cherry flavor — pleasingly reminiscent of a pack of Twizzlers — doesn't hurt either. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "Frank Body Is Launching a Cherry Balm Lip Scrub," 19 Mar. 2018 Certain wines are known to elevate particular ingredients, of course—think of Muscadet and oysters, Sauternes and foie gras, and Cabernet paired with a juicy steak. Sunset, "5 Tricky Food & Wine Pairings We’ve Mastered," 22 Jan. 2018 Some yeast strains also interact with hop oils, typically amplifying juicy flavors and muting the piney notes. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "The New Science of Making Ridiculously Hoppy Beer," 18 Jan. 2018 Only one really impressed me: the 2016 Casa Silva Los Lingues Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua ($18), juicy and ripe with dark fruit and a smoky note. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Is This Chilean Wine Too Affordable?," 9 Nov. 2018 As for those less common varieties, Golden Russet pears are copper colored and very sweet (a favorite of Davidson's!), and Comice pears are extremely delicate, with very thin, fragile skin and juicy, silky, sweet flesh. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Pick the Most Delicious Pears Every Time," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of juicy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries near juicy

juice pear


juice up


Juiz de Fora



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English Language Learners Definition of juicy

: containing a lot of juice

: very interesting and exciting especially because of shocking or sexual elements

: involving or providing a large amount of money


\ˈjü-sē \
juicier; juiciest

Kids Definition of juicy

: having much liquid a juicy pear

Other Words from juicy

juiciness noun

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