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[duhk-ee] /ˈdʌk i/
adjective, duckier, duckiest.
ducky1 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But duckie did not move, resting his back against Gyp's shin-bones.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • A nice thing to catch my duckie in your hands—what next, I wonder!'

    The Purple Land W. H. Hudson
  • With some difficulty they hoisted duckie into a cab and sent her off to Bloomsbury.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • You wouldn't deceive your Honeybunch, would you, duckie Doodums?

    Old Gorgon Graham George Horace Lorimer
  • "You're tired, duckie," the old mother said, aware of a difference and vaguely anxious.

    A Humble Enterprise Ada Cambridge
  • Fairy knew she was being adroitly managed, but she had promised to help the twins with "duckie."

    Prudence Says So

    Ethel Hueston
  • They were giving little duckie a warm invitation to play in the water, you see.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
  • You s'll have your mother in th' mornin', don't you fret, my duckie; never mind, angel.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • duckie laughed, without cynicism though; she had the reasoning powers of a cow.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
Slang definitions & phrases for duckie



  1. Excellent, splendid; delightful • Often used ironically: Everything was just ducky until Lally went into that dame's house/ Oh, me? I'm just ducky (1897+)
  2. Cute; too cute; corny: Pastel phials tied with ducky satin bows (1897+)


Dear one; precious; dearie, ducks: Are you quite ready, duckie? (1819+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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