sex appeal

noun

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

Example Sentences

an actor with a lot of sex appeal

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sex appeal was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Sex appeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sex%20appeal. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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