Etymology
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earthy (adj.)

late 14c., "containing or resembling the substance earth," from earth (n.) + -y (2). Of tastes, smells, etc., from 1550s. Figurative sense of "coarse, unrefined" is from 1590s. Related: Earthiness.

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Definitions of earthy

earthy (adj.)
conspicuously and tastelessly indecent;
an earthy sense of humor
Synonyms: crude / gross / vulgar
earthy (adj.)
not far removed from or suggestive of nature;
earthy smells of new-mown grass
the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow
earthy (adj.)
hearty and lusty;
an earthy enjoyment of life
earthy (adj.)
of or consisting of or resembling earth;
only a little earthy bank separates me from the edge of the ocean
it had an earthy smell
earthy (adj.)
sensible and practical;
her earthy common sense
Synonyms: down-to-earth
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