What does the word racy mean?

Usage examples for racy

  1. That most charming mixture of dignified self respect, with unfailing gracious courtesy to others, those manners in which frankness and refinement mingled with and set off each other, that perfect purity of thought and utterance, and yet that thorough enjoyment of all that was good and racy in wit or humour- this has passed away with him. – John Keble's Parishes by Charlotte M Yonge
  2. 16mo, Cloth, Ornamental, $ 1 00. A racy, delightful little book.... – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  3. I regret that there was nothing in the range of our family much more racy than a remote and mildly impecunious uncle; and that I cannot do my duty as a true modern, by cursing everybody who made me whatever I am. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward