sex appeal


Definition of sex appeal

1 : personal appeal or physical attractiveness especially for members of the opposite sex
2 : stimulating attractiveness

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an actor with a lot of sex appeal

First Known Use of sex appeal

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sex appeal was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of sex appeal

: the quality of being sexually attractive

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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