pulpier; pulpiest
: 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
: 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
: 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
pulpiness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulpy was in 1587

Dictionary Entries Near pulpy

Cite this Entry

“Pulpy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulpy. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


pulpier; pulpiest
: resembling or consisting of pulp
pulpiness noun

Medical Definition


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