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peachy

[pee-chee]
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adjective, peach·i·er, peach·i·est.
  1. resembling a peach, as in color or appearance.
  2. Informal. excellent; wonderful; fine.
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Origin of peachy

First recorded in 1590–1600; peach1 + -y1
Related formspeach·i·ness, noun
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  • Perry was made from pears, as cider is from apples, and peachy from peaches.

  • Can't we make a peachy wagon with these if we find two more?

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • "My uncle sent me a peachy pair of boxing gloves," Sid continued.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • Silvey said the ice was fine yesterday, and everything'll be peachy.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • "You ought always to wear yellow," Peachy said to her afterwards.


British Dictionary definitions for peachy

peachy

adjective peachier or peachiest
  1. of or like a peach, esp in colour or texture
  2. informal excellent; fine
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Derived Formspeachily, adverbpeachiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peachy

adj.

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.

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