Definitions for: Racy

[adj] suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
[adj] full of zest or vigor; "a racy literary style"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ra"cy, a. [Compar. Racier; superl. Raciest.] [From
Race a tribe, family.]
1. Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct
characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh;

The racy wine, Late from the mellowing cask restored
to light. --Pope.

2. Hence: Exciting to the mental taste by a strong or
distinctive character of thought or language; peculiar and
piquant; fresh and lively.

Our raciest, most idiomatic popular word. --M.

Burn's English, though not so racy as his Scotch, is
generally correct. --H.

The rich and racy humor of a natural converser fresh
from the plow. --Prof.

Syn: Spicy; spirited; lively; smart; piquant.

Usage: Racy, Spicy. Racy refers primarily to that
peculiar flavor which certain wines are supposed to
derive from the soil in which the grapes were grown;
and hence we call a style or production racy when it
``smacks of the soil,'' or has an uncommon degree of
natural freshness and distinctiveness of thought and
language. Spicy, when applied, has reference to a
spirit and pungency added by art, seasoning the matter
like a condiment. It does not, like racy, suggest
native peculiarity. A spicy article in a magazine; a
spicy retort. Racy in conversation; a racy remark.

Rich, racy verses, in which we The soil from
which they come, taste, smell, and see.

Synonyms: blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, lively, naughty, risque, sexy, spicy, spirited

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