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[kik-ee] /ˈkɪk i/
adjective, kickier, kickiest. Slang.
pleasurably amusing or exciting:
a kicky tune.
Origin of kicky
First recorded in 1780-90; kick + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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1790, "clever; showy, gaudy," from kick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "full of thrills, providing kicks" is from 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  1. Very chic and modish: a lot of kicky clothes, many of them imports/ so easy and smooth in their short, kicky skirts, pantyhose
  2. Exciting; ravishing; far out: It's very kicky to be able to drive right over sand dunes/ a kicky way to spend a couple of years (1950s+)
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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