How would one translate “sexy” into Latin? In particular, I’m looking for a word or phrase that has a similar “slangy” feel to the English version.
I’ve considered a few possibilities: Catullus 10 lead me to the word invenustum, and thus to venustus (“attractive”), which seems to be a decent fit. I’ve also considered voluptuosus and sensualis, but I don’t think they mean quite the same thing as “sexy.”
I also tried to see if modern Italian has a word for “sexy” that could be traced back to Latin, but it seems “sexy” is used as a loanword instead.