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tickety-boo

[tik-i-tee-boo] /ˈtɪk ɪ tiˈbu/
adjective, Chiefly British Informal.
1.
fine; OK.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; perhaps expressive alteration of the phrase that's the ticket
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British Dictionary definitions for ticketyboo

tickety-boo

/ˌtɪkɪtɪˈbuː/
adjective
1.
(Brit, old-fashioned, informal) as it should be; correct; satisfactory
Word Origin
C20: of obscure origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for ticketyboo

tickety-boo

adjective

: The sergeant reported that all was tickety-boo

adverb

Very well; splendidly: Weitz's report just after liftoff that ''everything's going ticketyboo so far'' (WWII British armed forces)

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the ticket; more likely fr the slightly earlier Royal Air Force tiggerty boo in the same sense, fr Hindi teega plus unexplained but euphonious boo]


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