- about as well as one could wish or expect; satisfactory; fine; OK.
Origin of hunky-dory
Examples from the Web for hunky-dory
The NCAA even got in on the act, and—quelle surprise—also determined that everything was hunky-dory.Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal
June 7, 2014
So all is now hunky-dory between London and Tripoli now the bomber is back in the bosom of his family.Why the Lockerbie Bomber Was Freed
August 24, 2009
We kin fix that all hunky-dory, an' Johnson, he won't neveh know.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Said to go to bed and get a good sleep and I'd be all hunky-dory in the morning.The Night-Born
But you seem to be feeling all hunky-dory again, and why don't you come join us in the Good Citizens' League, old man?Babbitt
Without leaving the boat, fishing arm-deep into the brush, he announced, "All hunky-dory."Dutch Courage and Other Stories
You're all right, and the spot is hunky-dory, and it's the durned old boat hez made the mistake, begosh!The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories
- informal very satisfactory; fine
Word Origin and History for hunky-dory
1866, American English (popularized c.1870 by a Christy Minstrel song), perhaps a reduplication of hunkey "all right, satisfactory" (1861), from hunk "in a safe position" (1847) New York City slang, from Dutch honk "goal, home," from Middle Dutch honc "place of refuge, hiding place." A theory from 1876, however, traces it to Honcho dori, said to be a street in Yokohama, Japan, where sailors went for diversions of the sort sailors enjoy.