- trusting cheerfully to luck; happily unworried or unconcerned.
Origin of happy-go-lucky
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Examples from the Web for happy-go-lucky
Well, about as happy-go-lucky a track as a track about the suffocating pressures of marriage and family can be.Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)
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He played Brandt, the happy-go-lucky assistant/boy Friday to millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski (David Huddleston).Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More
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Meredith Kercher, a bright and beautiful 21-year-old from Leeds, was enjoying the happy-go-lucky life of an exchange student.Why Retrying Amanda Knox Is Important
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“She was seemingly a happy-go-lucky girl,” the neighbor told The Daily Beast.NY Couple Not Terrorists, Say Cops, Just Rich Kids With Drug Habits
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He remembers the good old days “catting around the clubs picking up women” with a happy-go-lucky Russell.The Real Grifter of Beverly Hills
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He was a happy-go-lucky person and he could not give his child a large dowry.Ancient Man
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There was something infectious in his happy-go-lucky light-heartedness.
There was something very boyish and happy-go-lucky in his attitude and manner.
The Happy-go-lucky was also bound for that bay to land her cargo.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
The happy-go-lucky Venetian methods were no longer to disfigure the country.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
- carefree or easy-going
Word Origin and History for happy-go-lucky
also happy go lucky, 1670s as an adverb, "haphazard;" the adjective, of persons, recorded from 1856.