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.
The crafty ones might make Lipton tea-bag earrings or festive patriotic embroidered sweaters.
Cassoulet, that most festive and exceptional of casseroles, bridges the gap between appetizer and entrée.
But for all that, Alice was counted in on every festive gathering.
Here am I in festive array, and no man can be more ready for the promised banquet.
As he stood beside the bridal pair he seemed almost too festive, too estival, too ebullient for this poor earth of ours.
Only, a fellow never can tell where he stands with most of these festive dames.
Quip and repartee shot across the "festive board," and all went merry as a dinner-bell.
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.