Definition of happy
- a happy coincidence
- a happy choice
- is the happiest person I know
- a happy childhood
- a happy ending
- a happy office
- a punch-happy boxer
- education-conscious and statistic-happy
- —Helen Rowen
She was a very happy child.
You don't look happy. What's the problem?
We're all one big, happy family here.
I'd do anything to make her happy.
I could hear the children's happy laughter in the other room.
She had a very happy childhood.
They've had a very happy marriage.
I was glad the movie had a happy ending.
We are so happy that you were able to come to the party.
They are not at all happy about the rise in taxes.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
: showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
: pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.
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