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[pee-chee] /ˈpi tʃi/
adjective, peachier, peachiest.
resembling a peach, as in color or appearance.
Informal. excellent; wonderful; fine.
Origin of peachy
1590-1600; peach1 + -y1
Related forms
peachiness, noun Unabridged
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  • It's interesting, data is produced, everything's peachy.
  • Yep, if everybody believed in my form of religion everything would be peachy.
  • It sports peachy yellow new leaves that shift to lime yellow in summer.
  • In this case, enlisting humans to do the work sounds peachy.
  • In the words of one of the gentlemen, it is a ginger-peachy show.
  • Things aren't looking so peachy this year for restaurant and business owners in the city.
  • The tipped plate is molded by individual arcs of peachy ivory and cooler blue tones.
British Dictionary definitions for peachy


adjective peachier, peachiest
of or like a peach, esp in colour or texture
(informal) excellent; fine
Derived Forms
peachily, adverb
peachiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peachy

1590s, "resembling a peach" in some way, from peach (n.) + -y (2). Slang sense of "attractive" attested by 1900. Extended form peachy-keen recorded from 1953. Related: Peachiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for peachy



Excellent; wonderful; great, neat: this president's political health, which Wirthlin thinks is peachy (first form 1900+, second 1955+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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