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Sexy (novel)

Sexy is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates. First published in 2005, it is her fourth book written for young adults. The book's themes of pedophilia, homosexuality, and pre-marital sex as well as its adult language have caused it to be the source of attempts to ban the book from school libraries.

Sexy (Is the Word)

"Sexy (Is the Word)" is a pop song recorded by Australian Artist, Melissa (Tkautz). This was the performer's second single, following " Read My Lips". Like "Read My Lips", "Sexy (Is the Word)" was launched via the television series that Tkautz was starring in at the time, E Street. The song appears on her debut album Fresh. The track was written by Roy Nicolson , Leon Berger and Tony King.

Sexy

Sexy is an adjective to describe a sexually appealing person or thing.

Related articles include:

  • Sexual arousal, the arousal of sexual desire, during or in anticipation of sexual activity
  • Sexual attraction, can refer to anything which has the ability to attract the sexual or erotic interest of a person
  • Physical attractiveness, the perception of the physical traits of an individual as being aesthetically pleasing or beautiful

Sexy may also refer to:

Sexy (Klymaxx song)

"Sexy" is a moderately successful hit recorded by Klymaxx for the MCA label. Produced and written by Bernadette Cooper with George Clinton, the song was recorded and released as the second single from their fifth album, Klymaxx. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard R&B Chart.

Sexy (Glee)

"Sexy" is the fifteenth episode of the second season of the American musical comedy-drama television series Glee, and the thirty-seventh episode overall. It was written by Brad Falchuk, directed by Ryan Murphy, and first aired on the Fox network on March 8, 2011. The episode mainly revolves around the topics of sex and adolescent sexuality. In it, Holly Holliday ( Gwyneth Paltrow) returns to McKinley High School as a substitute teacher in a class devoted to sex education. Glee club director Will Schuester ( Matthew Morrison) begins to develop feelings for Holly, and guidance counselor and celibacy club advisor Emma Pillsbury ( Jayma Mays) is less than pleased with Holly's lessons. Santana ( Naya Rivera) expresses her love for Brittany ( Heather Morris), and Burt Hummel ( Mike O'Malley) has a talk with his son Kurt ( Chris Colfer) about sex.

"Sexy" received generally positive reviews. Many critics praised Paltrow's performance, preferring it to her first appearance in " The Substitute", though they disagreed over how Paltrow was used. The storylines were well received, particularly the one involving Brittany and Santana: Todd VanDerWerff of The A.V. Club and Patrick Burns of The Atlantic deemed it the highlight of the episode. The scene featuring Burt having "the talk" with Kurt was also singled out for praise. This episode featured cover versions of five songs, including " Kiss" by Prince and " Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. The latter song was very well received, though the musical performances and cover versions in the episode were mostly given a mixed reception by reviewers.

Upon its original airing, this episode was viewed by 11.92 million American viewers, and garnered a 4.6/14 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic. The episode's total viewership and ratings increased significantly from the previous episode, " Blame It on the Alcohol".

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

sexy

adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
as
▪ The message is clear: if you want to look as sexy as me, this is how to do it.
▪ Our decision was to go as sexy as she would go for.
▪ But Claude Cohn-Casson has been subsumed by their physical selves, right here in the room, as sexy as hell.
▪ Worse still, engineering and manufacturing are still not viewed as sexy by ambitious youngsters.
▪ She is whatever the majority of men regard as sexy at any given moment.
so
▪ Who'd have thought she'd be so sexy?
very
▪ Power, even academic power, is very sexy.
▪ She was very sexy, at forty-seven.
▪ But I found the whole experience very sexy because it was so impersonal.
▪ He looked almost respectable - and very, very sexy.
▪ This film may be a shocker, but as well as being very sexy it's also pretty funny at times.
▪ Her Maria blossoms and is by turns sweetly protective and vulnerable, generally very sexy and completely convincing.
▪ I suppose accepting yourself as you are is very sexy.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a sexy black dress
▪ a sexy woman
▪ a political campaign that lacked sexy issues
▪ Gabby dived into the pool leaving her sexy black dress draped over a chair.
▪ He's got a really deep sexy voice.
▪ Her flushed cheeks, wide eyes, and slightly opened mouth made her look sexy.
▪ I think leather pants are really sexy.
▪ Peter is strong, good looking, and very sexy.
▪ The advertisement showed a sexy young woman in a short skirt standing beside a sports car.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A sexy female boss hiding dark family secrets from her past and using her street smarts to get even.
▪ At twenty-three, David Bailey was street-wise, sexy, ambitious.
▪ Jane was astonished to find that it felt sexy.
▪ The sexy swaying walk, the dark voice.
▪ They showed quite a lot of leg, and were undeniably sexy.
▪ Until yesterday, dancer Cris Judd had a picture of himself with the sexy singer on his website.
▪ What was it about a waistcoat that was so piercingly sexy? she wondered dully.
Wiktionary

sexy

a. 1 (context of a person English) Having sexual appeal; suggestive of sex. 2 (context of a thing or concept English) interesting, attractive or appealing. 3 (context mathematics English) Used to describe prime numbers that differ from each other by six.

WordNet

sexy

  1. adj. marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes" [ant: unsexy]

  2. exciting sexual desire [syn: aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal] [ant: anaphrodisiac]

  3. [also: sexiest, sexier]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sexy

1905, from sex (n.) + -y (2). Originally "engrossed in sex;" sense of "sexually attractive" is 1923, first in reference to Valentino. An earlier word in this sense was sexful (1898). Related: Sexier; sexiest.

Usage examples of "sexy".

She was gorgeous and in a sexy frock and I was Mr Beardy in an unironed dinner jacket.

Pendragon and Vicki on the sofa, Britch in his easy chair, and Agnes, in an unconsciously sexy pose, perched on the desk, and they had brainstormed for three straight hours trying to sort out a pattern in the killings, beyond the obvious one that all victims were twenty-six years old and were killed on successive days from July 10 to the present, twenty-four hours and twenty minutes apart.

He noted her midriff hanging over the waist of her jeans which he had to admit was sexy.

The hotel suite was lavish, the catered food scrumptious, and Carol swept through rooms as if she had grown up doing it, her occasional rough speech pardoned by everyone who had read or wanted to read her sexy book.

On top of that, Madison was a sexy sensualist who liked to skinny-dip.

The high heels gave her a cute, sexy walk, especially in the tightly skirted dress.

I was prepared to be snarly in a provocative and sexy way, provided I could manage my smiling and witty quarrelsomeness within acceptable limits.

Other than the sexy black heels, she had only one other pair of black shoes with her, and they were rather casual sandals, with stretchy straps.

Lula was wearing a skin-tight pink stretchy T-shirt with sexy written across her boobs in silver sequins.

Plus, the sexy way she kept staring at him and then Tanny made him remember that in addition to her pussy and breasts, Shannon had a cock she wanted to use on both of them.

She had slipped a circlet of gold around her head and forehead and had trendles of curls spilling over it and draping the side of her face, creating a very provocative and sexy look.

The result of this was that when Bella pulled the pair of buttery soft leather trews up her legs, she immediately felt sinfully daring and sexy.

Not the woman with an incredible gift for baseball trivia, amazing freckles, and a sexy mouth that gives good blow.

I sat by her, and she leaned back beside me, eminently available, looking soft and sexy and smelling just great, her eyes sparkling invitingly in the glow of the flames aflicker in the hearth.

His sexy Tango 51 with dual palm swells and beavertail had cost him nearly five thousand dollars, but it had been worth every penny.