Etymology
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sexy (adj.)

1905, "engrossed in sex," from sex (n.) + -y (2). The sense of "sexually attractive" is by 1912. An earlier word in this sense was sexful (1894). Related: Sexier; sexiest.

updated on July 27, 2022

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Definitions of sexy from WordNet

sexy (adj.)
marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest;
sexy clothes
sexy poses
a sexy book
feeling sexy
sexy jokes
sexy (adj.)
stimulating sexual desire;
Synonyms: aphrodisiac / aphrodisiacal
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.