perkiness

perky

[pur-kee]
adjective, perkier, perkiest.
jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.

Origin:
1850–55; perk1 + -y1

perkily, adverb
perkiness, noun
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perky (ˈpɜːkɪ)
 
adj , perkier, perkiest
1.  jaunty; lively
2.  confident; spirited
 
'perkily
 
adv
 
'perkiness
 
n

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perky
1820, from perk. Of young women's breasts since at least 1937.
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