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What does exotic mean?

I am asking because a woman that I know, said I look exotic and I am not sure what that word means.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Foreign. Since the 1590s, "belonging to another country," from Middle French exotique (16c.) and directly from Latin exoticus, from Greek exotikos "foreign," literally "from the outside," from exo "outside" (see exo-). Sense of "unusual, strange" in English first recorded 1620s, from notion of "alien, outlandish." In reference to strip-teasers and dancing girls, it is attested by 1942, American English.

    Exotic dancer in the nightclub trade means a girl who goes through a few motions while wearing as few clothes as the cops will allow in the city where she is working ... ["Life," May 5, 1947]

    As a noun from 1640s, "anything of foreign origin," originally plants.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    One meaning is unusual, but in an intriguing sense, rather than derogatory.

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You look ''foreign'' .. as if you come from a warm country.

    It's a compliment.

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  • Cara
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It means foreign, but is also now used with the implication of a touch of glamour.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country - usually a compliment

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