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thirsty

adjective; other word formation type semantic change via metaphor
Having a desperate desire to have sexual intercourse. Speakers originally used “thirsty” to refer to having a desire for a drink. Speakers, specifically college students, created and adopted a new definition of thirsty to metaphorically refer to having a desire for sex. This definition is also a euphemism because it allows people to refer to sexual activity in a more subtle playful way.
 
That girl is so thirsty for Pete.
Etymology : Thirsty from Old English ‘purstig’
Source : Conversation with a friend at UH. September 22, 2013
Last modified: 20 November 2013


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