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ducky

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[ duhk-ee ]
/ ˈdʌk i /
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adjective, duck·i·er, duck·i·est.Informal.
fine; excellent; wonderful: Chocolate cake for dinner because it's my birthday? What a ducky idea!
darling; charming; cute: She was entranced by the ducky little puppy.
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Origin of ducky

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First recorded in 1810–20; duck1 + -y1

Other definitions for ducky (2 of 2)

ducky2
[ duhk-ee ]
/ ˈdʌk i /

noun, plural duck·ies.British Informal.
(used as a term of endearment or familiarity) dear; sweetheart; darling; pet: Get a wiggle on, ducky, or we'll be late for the movie.

Origin of ducky

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First recorded in 1530–40; duck1 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for ducky

ducky

duckie

informal

noun plural duckies
British darling or dear: used as a term of endearment among women, but now often used in imitation of the supposed usage of homosexual men
adjective
delightful; fine
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