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parky

/ (ˈpɑːkɪ) /
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adjective parkier or parkiest
(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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How to use parky in a sentence

  • He turned to his myrmidon: "Get a move on you, Herbert; it's a bit parky standing about here."

  • And it shall ridy-pidy in the coachy-poachy too; all round the parky-warky with the cock-a-doodle-doo.

    Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • "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
  • "It's no' so parky, Mr. Bertram, sir-r," replied Tam cautiously.

    Tam O' The Scoots|Edgar Wallace
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