sexy etymology

English word sexy comes from English -y, English sex

Detailed word origin of sexy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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".
sex English (eng) (countable) A category into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species.. (countable) Another category, especially of humans and especially based on sexuality or gender roles.. (countable) The members of such a category, taken collectively.. (countable, euphemism, or, slang) Genitalia: a penis or vagina.. (uncountable) Sexual [...]
sexy English (eng) (mathematics) Used to describe prime numbers that differ from each other by six.. (of a person) Having sexual appeal; suggestive of sex.. (of a thing or concept) interesting, attractive or appealing.. (rare, slang) Sexual.. That can sexually attract or arouse.

Words with the same origin as sexy

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