: providing a kick or thrill : exciting
also : excitingly fashionable

Examples of kicky in a Sentence

needing one last kicky experience in my life, I decided to try bungee jumping
Recent Examples on the Web Jalapeño–Sour Cream Cornbread with Honey Butter Give your summer cornbread a seriously kicky upgrade! Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 10 July 2023 Today, Irina Shayk stepped out in New York City wearing a kicky number by Burberry, in the label’s signature plaid. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 14 Oct. 2020 And the animation theme reveals itself to be best during a chase scene with some kicky music behind it and ample opportunities for comic book text pop-ups. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 16 May 2020 The soundtrack is kicky, the rank-and-file firefighters cheekier and the references to skincare routines increased, in a gentle jab at Lowe. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2020 The Korean fried chicken drummies had less crisp than the sandwich and the bibimbap bowl and they were brushed with a slightly kicky sauce. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, 19 Sep. 2019 At lunch, sandwiches on Iggy’s ciabatta ($10 and up): roasted turkey and Swiss with a kicky pepper aioli crowned with cukes, a gyro filled with paper-thin lamb, tzatziki, and sweet confit tomatoes. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Sep. 2019 The powdery croutons in the lobster salad are also oddly sweet, and a kicky side of baby bok choy reveals grit in the heat. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2019 The freshwater fish are sliced thin and dredged in corn flour, cornmeal and a spice mixture before being quickly fried, resulting in addicting, crispy little fish sticks, served with a kicky red-chile mayo. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, 17 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kicky was in 1942

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“Kicky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kicky. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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