hunky–dory

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adjective hun·ky–do·ry \ˌhəŋ-kē-ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of hunky–dory

  1. :  quite satisfactory :  fine

Origin and Etymology of hunky–dory

obsolete English dialect hunk home base + -dory (of unknown origin)


First Known Use: 1866


HUNKY–DORY Defined for English Language Learners

hunky-dory

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adjective

Definition of hunky–dory for English Language Learners

  • : free of trouble or problems

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