juicy etymology

English word juicy comes from English juice, English -y

Detailed word origin of juicy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
juice English (eng) (transitive) To energize or stimulate something.. (transitive) To extract the juice from something. (Scotland) A soft drink.. (countable) A beverage made of juice.. (uncountable) A liquid from a plant, especially fruit.. (uncountable) Any liquid resembling juice.. (uncountable, slang) Electricity.. (uncountable, slang) Liquor.. (uncountable, slang) Musical agreement between [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
juicy English (eng) (of a blow, strike, etc.) Strong, painful.. (of a story, etc.) Exciting; titillating.. Having lots of juice.

Words with the same origin as juicy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody