tangier; tangiest
: having or suggestive of a tang

Example Sentences

a tangy sauce with a strong aftertaste
Recent Examples on the Web Coconut Secret’s teriyaki sauce uses coconut aminos—a popular soy substitute—to create a sweet and tangy taste indecipherable from a more traditional formula. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 24 Feb. 2023 Guests are encouraged to come hungry and find their own pot of gold by drenching wings and thighs in flavorful sauces like the fan-favorite Baker’s Gold or the sweet and tangy Goldrush. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2022 The lush and tangy vodka sauce on the Papa Leone pie is made according to his parents’ recipe. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2023 The couple’s special meal is meant for two and features a cheeseburger and quarter pounder with cheese, two large fries, tangy BBQ sauce, baked apple pie, large Coke and large Hi-C Orange Lavaburst. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 17 Feb. 2023 Topped by bright and tangy tomato sauce and ribbons of mint crisscrossing through Pecorino Romano, the tripes are nourishing and tender. Lindsey Tramuta Thibault Montamat, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023 Brilliant red pomegranate seeds add tangy pops of crunch to this creamy-chunky mix of avocados, hot with jalapeños. Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2023 The meal includes Cardi B's favorite classic McDonald's cheeseburger, paired with tangy BBQ sauce and a large Coca-Cola and Offset's go-to Quarter Pounder with cheese and a large Hi-C Orange Lavaburst. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2023 The tangy sauce is bright and assertive with an ever-so-slightly buttery finish. Mara Severin | Eating Out, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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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 23 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


tangier; tangiest
: having or suggestive of a tang

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