Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, similar to, or containing yeast.
  • adjective Causing or characterized by unrest or agitation; turbulent.
  • adjective Frothy; frivolous.
  • adjective Full of productivity or vitality; exuberantly creative.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or resembling yeast.
  • Foamy; frothy; spumy.
  • Light; unsubstantial; trifling; worthless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Frothy; foamy; spumy, like yeast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having or resembling yeast.
  • adjective Foamy and frothy.
  • adjective Emotionally bubbling over (as with exuberance)
  • adjective Trivial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective exuberantly creative
  • adjective marked by spirited enjoyment
  • adjective of or resembling or containing yeast

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From yeast +‎ -y.

Examples

  • The look-out next morning was dismal – the river running high in yeasty waves; the boats all huddled together under the shore; the western bank hidden in clouds of sand.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • Up to twenty a boy's years were kind of yeasty and uncertain, and if he was any way self-headed he ought to be left to run.

    The Wrong Twin

  • Their articles, it is true, were often a kind of yeasty collection of fond and winnowed opinions, but among these shallow fopperies there would at times be heard a strain of higher mood.

    The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850

  • This wine has a brilliant, bright straw color with a delightful nose that first attracts with a thick, yeasty flavor before giving way to a fresh, mineral, floral note.

    Drinking Now

  • Married with a distinctive, nutty, sometimes herbal softness on the palate that can taste quite different to the full yeasty flavor of Champagne, it pairs well with strong cheese and fried white fish.

    A Revelation About Cava

  • This wine has a brilliant, bright straw color with a delightful nose that first attracts with a thick, yeasty flavor before giving way to a fresh, mineral, floral note.

    A Revelation About Cava

  • Married with a distinctive, nutty, sometimes herbal softness on the palate that can taste quite different to the full yeasty flavor of Champagne, it pairs well with strong cheese and fried white fish.

    A Revelation About Cava

  • You want a feel of chew; you want a bit of char; you want that yeasty aroma that releases when the dough hits the hot oven - earthy, alive, enticing - like ... well.

    One For The Table: Capizzi

  • This wine has a brilliant, bright straw color with a delightful nose that first attracts with a thick, yeasty flavor before giving way to a fresh, mineral, floral note.

    Drinking Now

  • This wine has a brilliant, bright straw color with a delightful nose that first attracts with a thick, yeasty flavor before giving way to a fresh, mineral, floral note.

    A Revelation About Cava

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