Origin of kicky

First recorded in 1780–90; kick + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for kicky

1790, "clever; showy, gaudy," from kick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "full of thrills, providing kicks" is from 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper