hunky-dory

adjective

hun·​ky-do·​ry ˌhəŋ-kē-ˈdȯr-ē How to pronounce hunky-dory (audio)
: quite satisfactory : fine

Examples of hunky-dory in a Sentence

if she just agrees to cooperate, everything will be hunky-dory
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hunky-dory was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Hunky-dory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunky-dory. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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