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From yeast +‎ -y.



yeasty (comparative yeastier, superlative yeastiest)

  1. Having or resembling yeast.
  2. Foamy and frothy.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.58:
      The Ocean when its yeasty war is waging / Is awful to the vessel near the rock [...].
  3. Emotionally bubbling over (as with exuberance)
  4. Trivial.
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act V scene 2
      Thus has he, and many more of the same breed that I
      now the drossy age dotes on, only got the tune of the
      time and, out of an habit of encounter, a kind of
      yeasty collection, which carries them through and
      through the most profane and winnowed opinions


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