But the festive mood of the Roaring Twenties demanded a comical usage, and thus was “okey dokey” born.
The mood at the gathering, which features mural painting and recitations of rap and poetry, is festive.
Nothing sets a festive mood over the holidays like a terrific bottle.
1650s, "pertaining to a feast," from Latin festivus "festive, joyous, gay," from festum "festival, holiday," noun use of neuter of adjective festus (see feast (n.)).
Meaning "mirthful" is attested by 1774. Unattested from 1651 to 1735; modern use may be a back-formation from festivity. Related: Festively; festiveness.