tangier; tangiest
: having or suggestive of a tang

Examples of tangy in a Sentence

a tangy sauce with a strong aftertaste
Recent Examples on the Web Tomatillo salsa: Adds a tangy brightness to the dish, along with a traditional color and flavor. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 The crunchy pickles are tangy and umami—an ideal accompaniment to porridge or sushi. Megan Zhang, Saveur, 9 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tangy 

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tangy was in 1875

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“Tangy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangy. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


tangier; tangiest
: having or suggestive of a tang

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