\ 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

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Other Words from sexy

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

Examples of sexy in a Sentence

She wore a sexy skirt. Her legs are long and sexy.
Recent Examples on the Web Yesterday, Rihanna’s beloved lingerie brand Savage X Fenty launched what can only be described as the sexiest Valentine's Day collection, ever. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Rihanna & Adam Selman Collaborated On The Sexiest Lingerie Collection, Ever," 3 Jan. 2020 Lipa will wear a nubby Ashley Williams checked knit or a corset in her own way—often with a sexier spin, like a tight top underneath a cardigan, or no dress under the corset. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Was the Signature Gen-Z Fashion Star of 2019," 30 Dec. 2019 The topic of satellite camps for evaluating and courting prospects wasn’t the sexiest of offseason debates until Harbaugh and Saban traded shots in the media. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh had recruiting beef 3 years ago. Now they meet on field.," 9 Dec. 2019 Lisa Rinna is supporting a worthy cause in the sexiest way possible. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Lisa Rinna Posts a Close-up Look at Her Insanely Toned Abs on Instagram," 22 Oct. 2019 At least, that’s what would happen in a scripted series with no basis in reality: TV justice, meted out by folks just like us, and in under an hour, is way sexier than a party-line vote. Lorraine Ali, chicagotribune.com, "Commentary: Impeachment isn’t ‘Law & Order.’ It’s time to stop viewing it that way," 6 Dec. 2019 On Thursday, Bella stepped out in Miami, Florida for the Core x Let Love Rule Benefit during Art Basel Miami 2019 wearing one of her sexiest looks to date. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Rocked a Waist-High Leg Slit in Miami," 6 Dec. 2019 For the second year in a row, the oenophile and foodie-centric bash has taken up residence at Hotel ZaZa Museum District - arguably one of the sexiest venues in town. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Pat Green headlines, donates cowboy hat to Best Cellars Dinner at Hotel ZaZa benefiting MD Anderson," 30 Sep. 2019 If both of these games matter, Newton and Drew Brees would be a much sexier TV game than Mitchell Trubisky vs. Kirk Cousins. Mitch Goldich, SI.com, "Which Week 17 Game Will Be Flexed to Sunday Night Football This Season?," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sexy

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jan 2020

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“Sexy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexy. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sexy

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

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