Meaning of “sexy” in the English Dictionary

"sexy" in British English

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uk /ˈ us /ˈ

sexy adjective (SEX)

B2 sexually attractive:

He's very sexy.
a sexy smile
sexy underwear

More examples

  • She's got a nice husky voice - very sexy.
  • Both songs are in danger of being banned for their sexy, insinuating lyrics.
  • He's a real sexy number, don't you think?
  • She plays the part of the sexy blonde waitress.
  • Arletty was that rare breed of actress - beautiful, sexy and funny.
adverb uk /ˈsek.səl.i/ us /ˈsek.səl.i/

(Definition of “sexy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sexy" in American English

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us /ˈsek·si/

attractive in a physical way:

a sexy movie star

Sexy also means interesting and exciting:

a sexy job/car

(Definition of “sexy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)