fruit·y / ˈfroōtē/ • adj. (fruit·i·er , fruit·i·est ) 1. (esp. of food or drink) of, resembling, or containing fruit: a light and fruity Beaujolais. 2. (of a voice or sound) mellow, deep, and rich: Jeff had a wonderfully fruity voice. 3. inf., offens. relating to or associated with homosexuals. 4. inf. eccentric or crazy: a kind of fruity professor. DERIVATIVES: fruit·i·ly / ˈfroōtl-ē/ adv. fruit·i·ness / ˈfroōtēnəs/ n.