DefinitionMQ , masculine sex appeal. Synonym: X-appeal.
(1) Reporter Jake Callahan (Lynne Overman) about sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn (Adolphe Menjou) in Roxie Hart (1942): ' Sex appeal rises from him like a cloud of steam.'
(2) Dorinda Durston (Holly Hunter) speaking about Ted Baker (Brad Johnson) in Always (1989): ' He's too beautiful. He's too much twisted steel and sex appeal. I can't be with a guy who looks like I won him in a raffle.'