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sparky

[spahr-kee] /ˈspɑr ki/
adjective, sparkier, sparkiest.
1.
emitting or producing sparks.
2.
animated; lively:
a sparky personality.
Origin of sparky
1610-1620
1610-20; spark1 + -y1
Related forms
sparkily, adverb
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  • But mind what you are about, my sparky, and don't think to ill-use me because you happen to be the strongest!

  • I did have thinks about sparky things as I did come on home.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • sparky's success was greatly due to his extremely specious manner, and his power of playing the part that the occasion demanded.

    The Stories of the Three Burglars Frank Richard Stockton
  • A second stab of sparky flame split the darkness and Robideau reeled back into the arms of his panicky soldiers.

    Bring Me His Ears Clarence E. Mulford
British Dictionary definitions for sparky

sparky

/ˈspɑːkɪ/
adjective sparkier, sparkiest
1.
lively; vivacious; spirited
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