\ ˈpəl-pē How to pronounce pulpy (audio) \
pulpier; pulpiest

Definition of pulpy

1a : of, relating to, or containing pulp pulpy orange juice They are bigger—the size of cultivated blueberries—and have pulpy flesh and skin the purple-black color of eggplant.— Corby Kummer
b : resembling pulp : soft and yielding … I know women at my gym who diet all the time and endure five calisthenics classes a week and still have pulpy thighs and no waistline.— Helen Dudar
2 : relating to, suggestive of, or characterized by the sensational subject matter or tone of pulp fiction (see pulp entry 1 sense 4) … a fairly chilling, spooky meditation on parenthood, guilt, dirty little secrets and community—a pulpy … immorality play.— David Wild In reality, I'm a writer, with six pulpy thrillers under my belt …— Ben Mezrich

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pulpiness \ ˈpəl-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce pulpy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of pulpy

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Pulpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulpy. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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\ ˈpəl-pē How to pronounce pulpy (audio) \
pulpier; pulpiest

Medical Definition of pulpy

: resembling or consisting of pulp a pulpy mass

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