adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.

  1. concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
  2. sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexiest professor on campus.
  3. excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.

adjective sexier or sexiest informal

  1. provoking or intended to provoke sexual interesta sexy dress; a sexy book
  2. feeling sexual interest; aroused
  3. interesting, exciting, or trendya sexy project; a sexy new car

adj.1905, from sex (n.) + -y (2). Originally “engrossed in sex;” sense of “sexually attractive” is 1923, first in reference to Valentino. An earlier word in this sense was sexful (1898). Related: Sexier; sexiest.

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