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perky

adjective \ˈpər-kē\

: lively in manner or appearance

perk·i·erperk·i·est

Full Definition of PERKY

1
:  briskly self-assured :  cocky
2
:  jaunty <a perky…waltz — New Yorker>
perk·i·ly \-kə-lē\ adverb
perk·i·ness \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of PERKY

  1. He hasn't been his perky self lately.
  2. She drove around in a perky little car.

First Known Use of PERKY

1855

Rhymes with PERKY

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