kicky

[kik-ee]
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adjective, kick·i·er, kick·i·est. Slang.

pleasurably amusing or exciting: a kicky tune.

Nearby words

  1. kicksie-wicksie,
  2. kicksorter,
  3. kickstand,
  4. kickup,
  5. kickwheel,
  6. kid,
  7. kid around,
  8. kid glove,
  9. kid gloves,
  10. kid stuff

Origin of kicky

First recorded in 1780–90; kick + -y1

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Word Origin and History for kicky

kicky

adj.

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

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