Thursday, May 20, 2010
Definitions for plucky
- Having or showing pluck or courage; brave.
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Citations for plucky
Little Orphan Annie will soon skip off into the newspaper sunset, Tribune Media Services announced last week in canceling the plucky 86-year-old redhead.
He was very plucky and didn't say a word, only trembled a little; and Mother got scared and took him out of his little bed and into her own.
Origin of plucky
Plucky is originally boxing slang from the 1800s, from the meaning "heart, viscera" as that which is "plucked" from slaughtered livestock.