\ ˈze-stē How to pronounce zesty (audio) \
zestier; zestiest

Definition of zesty

: having or characterized by zest : appealingly piquant or lively a zesty sauce zesty humor

Other Words from zesty

zestily \ ˈze-​stə-​lē How to pronounce zesty (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of zesty in a Sentence

bland pasta that needs a zesty sauce
Recent Examples on the Web Grill fresh corn on the cob and slather it with a zesty cheddar cheese butter. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Aug. 2022 To create the zesty mix, simply chop the tomatillos and combine with fresh cilantro, red onion, and jalapeño peppers. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2022 According to this season’s street stylers, the best fall fashion colors in 2022 are bright and beautiful, from head-to-toe oranges and zesty lime greens to classic autumnal browns and greys. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 25 Aug. 2022 The use of frozen peas means this zesty dish can be enjoyed year round. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2022 The zesty olive naan could be on the dessert menu and the lamb ghee roast is a house specialty. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Cold sesame noodles layered with crisp veggies and a zesty vinaigrette are satisfying year-round, but even more so during Houston's dog days of summer. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 18 July 2022 The zesty-spicy limeade, which has been around for five years, presents lots of opportunities for fun summer drinks. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 15 June 2022 Like most of the brand's refreshers, customers can also order the beverage with lemonade for an even more zesty flavor. Amanda Taheri, PEOPLE.com, 14 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of zesty

1826, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Zesty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zesty. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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