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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Definitions for plucky

  1. Having or showing pluck or courage; brave.

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Citations for plucky
Little Orphan Annie will soon skip off into the newspaper sunset, Tribune Media Services announced last week in canceling the plucky 86-year-old redhead. Michael Cavna, "Why canceled 'Little Orphan Annie' is really seeing her final 'tomorrow'"
He was very plucky and didn't say a word, only trembled a little; and Mother got scared and took him out of his little bed and into her own. Sigurd Hoel, Sverre Lyngstad, The road to the world's end
Origin of plucky
1820-1830
Plucky is originally boxing slang from the 1800s, from the meaning "heart, viscera" as that which is "plucked" from slaughtered livestock.