Definition of salacious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈleɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈleɪʃəs//
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(of stories, pictures, etc.) encouraging sexual desire or containing too much sexual detail The papers concentrated on the more salacious aspects of the case. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin salax, salac- (from salire ‘to leap’) + -ious.
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