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adjective parkier or parkiest
  1. (usually postpositive) British informal (of the weather) chilly; cold
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Word Origin for parky

C19: perhaps from perky
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Historical Examples of parky

  • "It's no' so parky, Mr. Bertram, sir-r," replied Tam cautiously.

    Tam O' The Scoots

    Edgar Wallace

  • "Parky looks as if Davy Jones was pulling on his string," observed the flippant Ives to his neighbour.

    The Mystery

    Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams