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spicy (adj.)

1560s, from spice (n.) + -y (2). In reference to flowers, breezes, etc., "sweet-smelling," from 1640s. Figurative sense of "racy, salacious" dates from 1844. Related: Spiciness.

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Definitions of spicy from WordNet

spicy (adj.)
producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves;
I like my chili extra spicy
a spicy sauce
Synonyms: hot
spicy (adj.)
suggestive of sexual impropriety;
spicy gossip
Synonyms: blue / gamy / gamey / juicy / naughty / racy / risque
From wordnet.princeton.edu