happy-go-lucky

[ hap-ee-goh-luhk-ee ]
/ ˈhæp i goʊˈlʌk i /

adjective

trusting cheerfully to luck; happily unworried or unconcerned.

Nearby words

  1. happy release,
  2. happy slapping,
  3. happy valley-goose bay,
  4. happy warrior,
  5. happy-clappy,
  6. happy-puppet syndrome,
  7. hapsburg,
  8. hapsburg jaw,
  9. hapsburg lip,
  10. hapsburgs

Origin of happy-go-lucky

First recorded in 1665–75

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British Dictionary definitions for happy-go-lucky

happy-go-lucky

adjective

carefree or easy-going
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Word Origin and History for happy-go-lucky

happy-go-lucky

also happy go lucky, 1670s as an adverb, "haphazard;" the adjective, of persons, recorded from 1856.

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