tasty

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tasty ‎(comparative tastier, superlative tastiest)

  1. Having a pleasant or satisfying flavor; delicious.
    You could make this tasty meal for breakfast.
  2. (obsolete) Having or showing good taste; tasteful.
    These items will make an attractive and tasty display.
  3. (slang) Appealing; when applied to persons, sexually appealing.
  4. (UK, informal) Skillful; highly competent.
  5. (UK, informal) Potentially violent.
    • 2011, James Robinson, The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days, ISBN 9780857207630:
      I watched it all unfold live on Sky News. Ed Miliband was there, but so were the usual bunch of troublemakers and I, for one, was expecting it to kick off.¶ Sure enough, it all got a bit tasty in the afternoon at about the time I should have been polishing off my tinned tuna. Only there was no one about to dish out my grub.¶ They were all glued to the telly watching a gang of blokes wearing balaclavas smash the windows of a Porsche showroom in Park Lane.
    • 2012, Craig Summers, Bodyguard: My Life on the Front Line, ISBN 9781849542234:
      No, I wouldn't take a bullet for him, or any of them,I wasn't paid enough to go that far, but I would break up a scrap if it all got a bit tasty and, yeah, it was a great at the bar that night getting the drinks in.
    • 2014 September 5, “Honest scrappers”, BBC News:
      These empires of rusting metal have long been portrayed in film, fiction and TV as a haunt of the wide boy, the tasty geezer, and many other variants of ne'er-do-well

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