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adjective, kick·i·er, kick·i·est. Slang.
  1. pleasurably amusing or exciting: a kicky tune.
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Origin of kicky

First recorded in 1780–90; kick + -y1
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1790, "clever; showy, gaudy," from kick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "full of thrills, providing kicks" is from 1968.

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