Definition of sexy in US English:

sexy

adjective

  • 1Sexually attractive or exciting.

    ‘sexy French underwear’
    • ‘She was trying to be fashionable, or sexy, exposing her toes in black sandals.’
    • ‘Other touches of particular interest include the sexy cut of her pants, often with bordered side slits.’
    • ‘I still find him sexy and am attracted to him, but I can't tell what he is thinking.’
    • ‘It was perfect: it was comfortable, it was fashionable, it was sexy but now too showy.’
    • ‘I could never do a thing with my hair to look good or sexy or trendy or even cute.’
    • ‘It's not that I don't find the new generation of female actresses attractive and sexy.’
    • ‘I feel sexy and am always interested in projecting that sexiness of a woman in her forties - or older - on to the screen.’
    • ‘Overall I enjoyed this the most, from the sexy decor to the interesting flavors to the welcoming staff.’
    • ‘The sexy star, who has forged a successful solo career outside the band, said their last album was probably their last.’
    • ‘The claim is the latest bizarre revelation from the sexy star who launched her Hollywood career aged 11.’
    • ‘The magazine plays a lot of lip service to homosexuality and bisexuality, but so long as they are sexy, skinny, trendy urban hipsters.’
    • ‘These t - shirts, with their wry references to power tools, are at once sexy, attractive and cool.’
    • ‘Alec had reached a point in his career when he wasn't going to get any sexy parts.’
    • ‘She was sexy enough to appeal to teenage males but not so sexy that the younger crowd couldn't relate.’
    • ‘Having never been to prison before, I find it intriguing and kind of sexy.’
    • ‘The strength he emanated and his confidence were sexy but she knew she would never find him physically appealing.’
    • ‘He liked her when she was angry; she was attractive and sexy as hell.’
    • ‘Never underestimate how sexy it is to appeal to someone else's laziness.’
    • ‘In fact, we should be thinking about what is cool, desirable, sexy and fashionable.’
    • ‘Manners are sexy because they demonstrate that you are interested in the welfare of others.’
    sexually attractive, seductive, desirable, alluring, inviting, sensual, sultry, slinky, provocative, tempting, tantalizing
    erotic, arousing, exciting, stimulating, hot
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    1. 1.1 Sexually aroused.
      ‘neither of them was feeling sexy’
      aroused, sexually excited, amorous, lustful, passionate
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    2. 1.2informal Exciting; appealing.
      ‘I've climbed most of the really sexy west coast mountains’
      • ‘The interesting thing is that sexy wines tend to come from certain grape varieties and wine growing areas.’
      • ‘Milgram was a whiz at devising sexy experiments, but barely interested in any theoretical basis for them.’
      exciting, stimulating, interesting, appealing, intriguing
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Pronunciation

sexy

/ˈsɛksi//ˈseksē/