perky

adjective \ ˈpər-kē \

Definition of perky

perkier; perkiest
1 :briskly self-assured :cocky
2 :jaunty
  • a perky … waltz
  • New Yorker

perkily

play \ˈpər-kə-lē\ adverb

perkiness

play \ˈpər-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of perky in a Sentence

  1. He hasn't been his perky self lately.

  2. She drove around in a perky little car.

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First Known Use of perky

1820


PERKY Defined for English Language Learners

perky

adjective

Definition of perky for English Language Learners

  • : lively in manner or appearance


PERKY Defined for Kids

perky

adjective \ ˈpər-kē \

Definition of perky for Students

perkier; perkiest
:being lively and cheerful


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