\ ˈsek-sē How to pronounce sexy (audio) \
sexier; sexiest

Definition of sexy

1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating : erotic
2 : generally attractive or interesting : appealing a sexy stock

Other Words from sexy

sexily \ ˈsek-​sə-​lē How to pronounce sexy (audio) \ adverb
sexiness \ ˈsek-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce sexy (audio) \ noun

Examples of sexy in a Sentence

She wore a sexy skirt. Her legs are long and sexy.
Recent Examples on the Web While the newer film is fine enough, the original is a textbook example of classic Hollywood at its sexiest. New York Times, 13 Feb. 2020 Unlike the fruiter fragrances, Kimoji Vibes sounds a little sexier. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 13 July 2018 Besides the food, fans could get a free CBD oil massage along with take home samples, but sexiest of all were the free-for-all goodies from Pure Romance. Kat Bein, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2020 Dramatic sweetheart Borrow from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and pair a bustier-style top with a pair of black trousers to make your ~ lewk ~ infinitely sexier. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 30 Jan. 2020 Winter's sexier, off-the-shoulder black dress is something the Hyland's character, Haley, would wear on the show whereas her sweater and skirt ensemble is something Winter's character, Alex would wear. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, 30 Aug. 2018 It’s all framed by the coarse beauty of Naples, and confirms that nothing’s sexier than the classics: marble gods, ecstatic saints, Italian sunsets, white briefs. Jason Farago, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 After all, nothing's sexier than some serious savings, amirite? Karina Hoshikawa,, 13 Apr. 2020 The synchronized displays of other animals—like fireflies that light up at the same time—are thought to be competitive, showing off which male is the sexiest, rather than cooperative. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sexy

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sexy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sexy

: sexually appealing, attractive, or exciting
: having interesting or appealing qualities


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