zestier; zestiest
: having or characterized by zest : appealingly piquant or lively
a zesty sauce
zesty humor
zestily adverb

Examples of zesty in a Sentence

bland pasta that needs a zesty sauce
Recent Examples on the Web Creamy, zesty, tangy tartar sauce simply completes a fish fry. Ann Taylor Pittman, Southern Living, 6 Apr. 2024 Or rejuvenate dull skin with a new Herbal Bliss Treatment; a zesty Privai ginger and walnut scrub followed by a 50-minute CBD massage. Kate Donnelly, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Green—Not Like the Grinch From racing green to zesty lime, green is the color of the season. Irene Kim, Vogue, 21 Dec. 2023 Your hair won't feel a thing, but its zesty notes still manage to awaken the senses. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 13 Mar. 2024 But ‘Munch’ definitely brought out the zesty side of it. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 5 Mar. 2024 Along with it, the zesty confidence of the early 2010s has curdled. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Get The Recipe 40 of 70 Tangy Potato-Green Bean Salad Hold the mayo and try this zesty lemon-dill vinaigrette potato salad for Easter Sunday. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 5 Feb. 2024 Strawberry Mojito Effervescent and slightly sweet, adding fresh strawberries to a mojito brings a berry freshness to this traditionally zesty tipple. Jillian Dara, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zesty was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Zesty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zesty. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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