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peachy

[pee-chee] /ˈpi tʃi/
adjective, peachier, peachiest.
1.
resembling a peach, as in color or appearance.
2.
Informal. excellent; wonderful; fine.
Origin of peachy
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; peach1 + -y1
Related forms
peachiness, noun
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Examples from the Web for peachy
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  • Perry was made from pears, as cider is from apples, and peachy from peaches.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • 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

/ˈpiːtʃɪ/
adjective peachier, peachiest
1.
of or like a peach, esp in colour or texture
2.
(informal) excellent; fine
Derived Forms
peachily, adverb
peachiness, 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.

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

peachy

adjective

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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