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[pee-chee] /ˈpi tʃi/
adjective, peachier, peachiest.
resembling a peach, as in color or appearance.
Informal. excellent; wonderful; fine.
Origin of peachy
First recorded in 1590-1600; peach1 + -y1
Related forms
peachiness, noun Unabridged
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  • "I hope I ain't kept you waitin', peachy," he remarked, a trifle breathlessly.

    The Loves of Ambrose Margaret Vandercook
  • Perry was made from pears, as cider is from apples, and peachy from peaches.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • Laura was of the languid type of fair women; heavy-lidded gray eyes, peachy skin, and flesh all wrought into curving lines.

    Southern Hearts Florence Hull Winterburn
  • Can't we make a peachy wagon with these if we find two more?

    A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely
  • There was no doubt that peachy was in an exceedingly mischievous mood and ready for any prank which came to hand.

British Dictionary definitions for peachy


adjective peachier, peachiest
of or like a peach, esp in colour or texture
(informal) excellent; fine
Derived Forms
peachily, adverb
peachiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peachy

1590s, "resembling a peach" in some way, from peach (n.) + -y (2). Slang sense of "attractive" attested by 1900. Extended form peachy-keen recorded from 1953. Related: Peachiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for peachy



Excellent; wonderful; great, neat: this president's political health, which Wirthlin thinks is peachy (first form 1900+, second 1955+)

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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