Racy

Definition of Racy

Ra´cy   Pronunciation: rā´sŷ
a.1.Having a strong flavor indicating origin; of distinct characteristic taste; tasting of the soil; hence, fresh; rich.
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 words.
- M. Arnold.
Burns's English, though not so racy as his Scotch, is generally correct.
- H. Coleridge.
The rich and racy humor of a natural converser fresh from the plow.
- Prof. Wilson.
3.somewhat suggestive of sexual themes; slightly improper; risqué.
Rich, racy verses, in which we
The soil from which they come, taste, smell, and see.
- Cowley.

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