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plucky

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adjective \ˈplə-kē\

Simple Definition of plucky

  • : having or showing a lot of courage or determination

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of plucky

pluckier

pluckiest

pluckily

play \ˈplə-kə-lē\ adverb

pluckiness

play \ˈplə-kē-nəs\ noun

1840

First Known Use of plucky

1840

Rhymes with plucky


PLUCKY Defined for Kids

plucky

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adjective \ˈplə-kē\

Definition of plucky for Students

pluckier

pluckiest

  1. :  showing courage :  brave




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