[rey-see] /ˈreɪ si/
adjective, racier, raciest.
slightly improper or indelicate; suggestive; risqué.
vigorous; lively; spirited.
sprightly; piquant; pungent:
a racy literary style.
having an agreeably peculiar taste or flavor, as wine, fruit, etc.
adjective racier, raciest
(of a person’s manner, literary style, etc) having a distinctively lively and spirited quality; fresh
having a characteristic or distinctive flavour: a racy wine
suggestive; slightly indecent; risqué: a racy comedy
1650s, “having a characteristic taste” (of wines, fruits, etc.), from race (n.2) in its older sense of “flavor” or in the sense “class of wines” + -y (2); meaning “having a quality of vigor” (1660s) led to that of “improper, risqué,” first recorded 1901, probably reinforced by phrase racy of the soil “earthy” (1870). Related: Racily; raciness.
Somewhat indecent; raunchy: The movie has a lot of racy dialogue (1901+)
[ras-uh-nahzh; French ra-see-nazh] /ˌræs əˈnɑʒ; French ra siˈnaʒ/ noun 1. decorative treatment of leather with colors and acids to produce a branchlike effect.
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[reys] /reɪs/ noun 1. a contest of speed, as in running, riding, driving, or sailing. 2. races, a series of races, usually of horses or dogs, run at a set time over a regular course: They spent a day at the races. 3. any contest or competition, especially to achieve superiority: the arms race; the […]