\ 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.

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Olivier Giroud's suave slick-back has led to the Frenchman being labelled as 'the sexiest man in football'., "50 Most Unforgettable Haircuts in World Football," 10 July 2019 Mars in Leo is generous, proud, dramatic, and by far the sexiest combination. Erika W. Smith,, "Mars Is In Leo, So Go Ahead And Send That Text," 5 July 2019 Furthermore, it had been demonstrated in empirical trials that a woman gravitates to the sexiest man in the room. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "Marmalade Sky," 24 June 2019 Often, teen shows are sexier, shinier, and far more melodramatic than what the average real-life 16-year-old experiences. Kaitlin Reilly,, "The Best Teen Shows To Watch On Netflix," 25 June 2019 Scorpio October 23 – November 21As the sexiest, most passionate sign of the zodiac, Scorpios prefer traveling with a romantic partner. Isabelle Kliger, Condé Nast Traveler, "Who You Should Travel With, Based On Your Zodiac Sign," 4 June 2019 One leans a little more posh and minimal, while the other is a little bit sportier and sexier—but together, the brand hits just the right amount flashy; a little '80s, with some florals, some bold colors, and a little glitz. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Attico x Re/Done is the Hottest Collaboration of the Summer," 15 May 2019 In Drake’s new visual, Manny is seen pushing up her bra to appear sexier, and unsurprisingly, Emma quickly fixes Manny’s shirt. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "All the 'Degrassi' References in Drake's 'I'm Upset' Video," 14 June 2018 Plus, the new versions are sexier, sleeker, and considerably more wearable—even in the dead of winter. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Beyoncé Revives a Forgotten ’90s Trend," 31 Jan. 2019

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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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