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perky

[pur-kee] /ˈpɜr ki/
adjective, perkier, perkiest.
1.
jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; perk1 + -y1
Related forms
perkily, adverb
perkiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for perkiness

perky

/ˈpɜːkɪ/
adjective perkier, perkiest
1.
jaunty; lively
2.
confident; spirited
Derived Forms
perkily, adverb
perkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for perkiness

perky

adj.

1820, from perk (v.) + -y (2). Of young women's breasts since at least 1937. Related: Perkily; perkiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for perkiness

perky

adjective

Energetic and jaunty; lively; chipper (1855+)


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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