English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From sex +‎ -y.

Adjective

sexy (comparative sexier, superlative sexiest)

  1. (of a person) Having sex appeal; suggestive of sex.
    The participants in the swimsuit competition are all very sexy.
  2. That can sexually attract or arouse.
    She has a sexy voice!
  3. (of a thing or concept) interesting, attractive, intriguing, or appealing.
    The manufacturers have launched a sexy new car.
    We have some sexy ideas on how to improve sales.
    Being an undertaker is not a sexy career.
    • 2013, Kathy Casey, D'Lish Deviled Eggs (page 67)
      Creamy cheese, tangy-sweet peppers, and a hit of heat tango in this sexy deviled-egg combo.
    • 2020, Katja Brokke, "Amsterdam has been collapsing for years. Now it's paying the price", CNN Travel:
      "The management of the quay walls and bridges has lagged behind in recent decades because it was not given the political priority it deserves and it is not a sexy topic," says Dijksma.
  4. (rare, slang) Sexual.
    He didn't really like me; all he wanted was for me to be sexy with him.

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Etymology 2

From Latin sex (six) +‎ -y, intended as a pun.

Adjective

sexy (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Used to describe prime numbers that differ from each other by six.
    (73,79) is a sexy prime pair.

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Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛk.si/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sexy

Adjective

sexy (comparative sexyer, superlative sexyst)

  1. sexy
    Wij zijn buitengewoon sexy.
    We are extraordinarily sexy.

Inflection

Inflection of sexy
uninflected sexy
inflected sexy
comparative sexyer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial sexy sexyer het sexyst
het sexyste
indefinite m./f. sing. sexy sexyere sexyste
n. sing. sexy sexyer sexyste
plural sexy sexyere sexyste
definite sexy sexyere sexyste
partitive sexy's sexyers

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sexy (invariable)

  1. sexy

Further reading


German

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛksi/ (official standard, but uncommon in practice)
  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛksi/ (usual)
  • (file)

Adjective

sexy (comparative sexyer, superlative am sexysten)

  1. sexy

Usage notes

  • The positive form is left uninflected in standard usage: ein sexy Kleid. Inflected forms do exist, but they are restricted to the vernacular: ein sexyes Kleid. They are altogether infrequent.
  • The comparation forms need to be declined when they serve as attributes. At least with the comparative sexyer this is most often avoided in standard usage, meaning that the comparative is commonly used in predicative position only.

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Further reading

  • sexy in Duden online

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sexy (invariable)

  1. sexy

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Adjective

sexy (indeclinable)

  1. sexy

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Adjective

sexy (indeclinable)

  1. sexy

References


Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sexy (invariable, comparable)

  1. (of a person) sexy (having sexual appeal)

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:sexy.

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Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from English sexy.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sexy m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. sexy

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Spanish

Adjective

sexy (plural sexys) (or invariable)

  1. Alternative form of sexi

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