kicky

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

Definition of kicky

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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Empowerment isn’t making another woman a kicky green leather sling to accessorize her amputated finger. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Empty Empowerment of The Handmaid’s Tale," 5 June 2019 However, instead of the lively floral motifs often sported by the Duchess, the young royal switched things up with a kicky polka dot print. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Finds a Fun Alternative to Winter Florals," 11 Dec. 2018 Much of this entrepreneurial fervor stems from advances in egg freezing, a technology that has evolved from an expensive, painful, and largely unsuccessful procedure to a kicky form of lifestyle insurance (if no less painful or expensive). Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018 Letitia Wright and Ellie Bamber both chose delicate black chiffon Chanel, the latter adorned with vibrant blue feathers and kicky ankle boots, accessorized by her equally well-dressed boyfriend Richard Madden in a navy tuxedo. Vogue, "Claire Foy, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, and the Cast of Hamilton Fete the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards," 19 Nov. 2018 Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "4 Weeknight Dinner Recipes for When Your Fridge Is Overflowing with Produce," 25 June 2018 Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "4 Weeknight Dinner Recipes for When Your Fridge Is Overflowing with Produce," 25 June 2018 Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "4 Weeknight Dinner Recipes for When Your Fridge Is Overflowing with Produce," 25 June 2018 Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "4 Weeknight Dinner Recipes for When Your Fridge Is Overflowing with Produce," 25 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'kicky.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of kicky

1942, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about kicky

Statistics for kicky

Last Updated

15 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for kicky

The first known use of kicky was in 1942

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on kicky

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with kicky

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for kicky

Comments on kicky

What made you want to look up kicky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!