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rac·y / ˈrāsē/ • adj. (rac·i·er, rac·i·est) (of speech, writing, or behavior) lively, entertaining, and typically mildly titillating sexually: the novel was considered rather racy at the time. ∎  (of a person or thing) showing vigor or spirit: a racy fiddle. ∎  (of a wine, flavor, etc.) having a characteristic quality in a high degree. ∎  (of a vehicle or animal) designed or bred to be suitable for racing: the yacht is fast and racy.DERIVATIVES: rac·i·ly / -səlē/ adv.rac·i·ness n.

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