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[hap-ee-goh-luhk-ee] /ˈhæp i goʊˈlʌk i/
trusting cheerfully to luck; happily unworried or unconcerned.
Origin of happy-go-lucky
carefree, heedless, blithe, lighthearted, insouciant. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for happy-go-lucky
  • IT is not a carefree, happy-go-lucky, all-expenses-paid luxurious romp.
  • The film smuggled its politics in under the guise of two happy-go-lucky gals taking a road trip together.
  • To outward appearances, they were happy-go-lucky islanders.
  • He wasn't a happy-go-lucky guy before, and he's not a happy-go-lucky guy now.
  • Maggie is a happy-go-lucky dog who loves walks, people and car rides.
  • He arrived at training camp out of shape and was a happy-go-lucky personality on and off the court.
  • We all noticed that he has a sort of irrepressible happy-go-lucky demeanor in which he is always smiling about everything.
  • After the fire, his happy-go-lucky demeanor disappeared.
British Dictionary definitions for happy-go-lucky


carefree or easy-going
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Word Origin and History for happy-go-lucky

also happy go lucky, 1670s as an adverb, "haphazard;" the adjective, of persons, recorded from 1856.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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