Racy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreɪsi|  American pronunciation of the word racy
Brit.  |ˈreɪsi|  British pronunciation of the word racy


- full of zest or vigor(syn: lively)

a racy literary style

- marked by richness and fullness of flavor (syn: full-bodied, rich, robust)
- suggestive of sexual impropriety(syn: blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, risque, spicy)

racy anecdotes

- designed or suitable for competing in a race


...one person in our reading group is very indisposed to choosing a racy book...

...the racy sitcom frequently satirizes exactly the sort of prude who would like to see the show taken off the air...

...a ribald tale rife with double entendres and racy innuendo...

...everyone was surprised by the racy joke from the usually staid professor...

...in the new play, she takes on the somewhat racy role of a cocotte in fin de siècle Paris...

Word forms

comparative: racier
superlative: raciest
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