\ ˈki-kē How to pronounce kicky (audio) \

Definition of kicky

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

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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 Today, Irina Shayk stepped out in New York City wearing a kicky number by Burberry, in the label’s signature plaid. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Irina Shayk Wears the Most Satisfying Skirt of Fall," 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,, "The Blacklist finale recap: A novel approach," 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, "Review: Fox's '9-1-1' spinoff 'Lone Star' shines with charming Rob Lowe and a sense of fun," 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, "Korean fried chicken stars at Bap and Chicken on Grand Ave.," 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., "Shy Bird in Kendall Square.," 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, "Bar Charley has grown up. Now, you’ll dine as well as you drink.," 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, "Just in time for a fall road trip, Falls Landing serving elevated up-north fare," 17 Oct. 2019 Nearby, accessories brand Nappa Dori sells handmade leather totes and steamer trunks in kicky colors, while the upstairs café is a great spot to refuel with a cappuccino. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Six-Stop Shopping Guide to Mumbai," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of kicky

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kicky was in 1942

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“Kicky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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