sexier; sexiest
: sexually suggestive or stimulating : erotic
: generally attractive or interesting : appealing
a sexy stock
sexily adverb
sexiness noun

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sexy was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Sexy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


sexier; sexiest
: sexually exciting : erotic
sexiness noun
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