\ˈsek-sē \
sexier; sexiest

Definition of sexy 

1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating : erotic

2 : generally attractive or interesting : appealing a sexy stock

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Other Words from sexy

sexily \ ˈsek-​sə-​lē \ adverb
sexiness \ ˈsek-​sē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of sexy in a Sentence

She wore a sexy skirt. Her legs are long and sexy.

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Now, meet the rest of soccer's sexiest couples, from Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo and more. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Shakira and Piqué, Victoria and David Beckham & More: Meet The Sexiest Soccer Couples," 19 June 2018 During the ’90s, the Princess began to experiment more with her style, braving shorter hemlines and sexier silhouettes. Brittany Talarico,, "See Gorgeous Flashback Photos of Princess Diana at the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 SpaceX tech maybe sexier, but Orbital ATK has proven flight performance over several decades and has steadily upgraded its hardware and facilities. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Solid Rocket City: The Utah Space Center Fighting for Its Life," 4 Apr. 2018 Wearing snug, flame-color dresses (Ann Hould-Ward is the costume designer), her hips rolling like waves in a gentle surf, Ms. Rose nails the contemptuous arrogance of the sexiest girl in a small town. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’," 27 June 2018 After striking out on sexier names, the Jazz are able to keep Favors in the fold while maintaining flexibility for next summer, when more stars will be on the market. Rohan Nadkarni,, "Grades: Jazz Re-Sign Derrick Favors, Keep Frontcourt Intact," 2 July 2018 Now downtown Miami is poised to enter into a 10-year agreement with Formula One auto racing to stage an annual Grand Prix as a stop on motorsports' sexiest, most exotic international circuit. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Flip the narrative on Miami as a sports town. Here's why we're great and getting better," 25 June 2018 Not the sexiest component, but the bracket was 40 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than the original part. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "GM Is Getting Ready to Put 3D-Printed Parts in Its Cars," 3 May 2018 While questions about that agency may not have made for the sexiest soundbites, its actions may prove to be one of the most important factors in whether Congress actually regulates Big Tech, or just continues to talk about doing so. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "Mark Zuckerberg Survived Congress. Now Facebook Has to Survive the FTC," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sexy

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sexy was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of sexy

: sexually appealing, attractive, or exciting

: having interesting or appealing qualities

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playful or foolish behavior

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