pulpy

adjective \ ˈpəl-pē \

Definition of pulpy

pulpier; pulpiest
1 a : 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 1pulp 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

First Known Use of pulpy

1587

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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pulpy

adjective \ ˈpəl-pē \

medical Definition of pulpy

pulpier; pulpiest
: resembling or consisting of pulp
  • a pulpy mass

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