adjective, peach·i·er, peach·i·est.

resembling a peach, as in color or appearance.
Informal. excellent; wonderful; fine.

Origin of peachy

First recorded in 1590–1600; peach1 + -y1
Related formspeach·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for peachy

dandy, divine, excellent, fine, marvelous, nice, splendid

Examples from the Web for peachy

Contemporary Examples of peachy

Historical Examples of peachy

  • Perry was made from pears, as cider is from apples, and peachy from peaches.

  • Can't we make a peachy wagon with these if we find two more?

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • "My uncle sent me a peachy pair of boxing gloves," Sid continued.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • Silvey said the ice was fine yesterday, and everything'll be peachy.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • "You ought always to wear yellow," Peachy said to her afterwards.

British Dictionary definitions for peachy


adjective peachier or peachiest

of or like a peach, esp in colour or texture
informal excellent; fine
Derived Formspeachily, adverbpeachiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for peachy

1590s, "resembling a peach" in some way, from peach (n.) + -y (2). Slang sense of "attractive" attested by 1900. Extended form peachy-keen recorded from 1953. Related: Peachiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper