k) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- From another part of the world; foreign: exotic tropical plants in a greenhouse. See Synonyms at foreign.
- Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange: "If something can be explained simply, in a familiar way, then it is best to avoid more exotic explanations" (Chet Raymo). See Synonyms at fantastic.
- Of or involving striptease: an exotic dancer.
- One that is exotic.
- A striptease performer.
, from Greek extikos
, from ex
; see exo-OTHER FORMS:ex·oti·cal·ly(Adverb)