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EtymologyEdit

From spice +‎ -y, attested since the 16th century.

AdjectiveEdit

spicy (comparative spicier, superlative spiciest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or containing spice.
    He prepared a spicy casserole.
  2. (of flavors) Provoking a burning sensation due to the presence of chillies or similar hot spices.
    This curry is too spicy for me. I can't eat it.
  3. (of flavors or odors) Tangy, zesty, or pungent.
    She breathed in the strong, spicy aroma.
  4. (of expression or behavior) Vigorous; colorful; stimulating.
    He is known for his spicy political commentary.
  5. Risqué, sexy, racy; mildly pornographic.
    I don't want my children to see the spicy images on this web site.

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TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • spicy in An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah Webster, 1828.
  • spicy” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • spicy” in Microsoft's Encarta World English Dictionary, North American Edition (2007)
  • "spicy" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • spicy” in the Compact Oxford English Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

spicy

  1. sleeping, asleep
  2. dormant (e.g. of a volcano)

DeclensionEdit

ParticipleEdit

spicy

  1. past active participle of spaś

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • spicy in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • spicy in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.