adjective, peach·i·er, peach·i·est.
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What does peachy mean?
Peachy is an informal and playful way of saying excellent or wonderful. The term peachy-keen can be used to mean the same thing.
Peachy can also be used in a literal way to mean resembling a peach in flavor, texture, appearance, or color (a kind of light pinkish orange).
Perhaps because it sounds overly optimistic or cheerful when used as a slang term, peachy is often used in a sarcastic way, as in Yeah, my meeting ran late and I got a flat tire, but sure, my day was peachy.
Example: Try our new peach pie—it’s just peachy!
Where does peachy come from?
The first records of the word peachy come from around 1600. The first records of its use as a slang term come from around 1900. The word peach has been used as a slang term referring to an especially likeable or attractive person since at least the 1700s.
When used in a literal way, peachy is especially used to describe the colors of things, such as the color of a sunset, someone’s complexion, or an article of clothing. A color described as peachy is typically likened to the skin of a peach, not the inside (which is usually golden-yellow).
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What are some other forms related to peachy?
- peachiness (noun)
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How is peachy used in real life?
When used literally, peachy can be used to describe flavor or color. As a slang term, peachy is often used in a cutesy or sarcastic way.
Our second dip free at UDF of UDF Peach has us feelin’ just peachy! pic.twitter.com/p7I6xnZEuv
— United Dairy Farmers (@udf_official) July 17, 2020
A healthy sweet peach berry smoothie which explodes with wonderful peachy flavor. Using local fresh peaches, this smoothie recipe is a family favorite and kid approved. https://t.co/rdDui4tDls pic.twitter.com/YxwuUyiebg
— Austin PBS (@austinpbs) January 15, 2019
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Example sentences from the Web for peachy
That means you can get it in green, gray, light blue, peachy, yellow.Apple Introduces Cheaper and More Powerful New iPhones|Winston Ross|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, that would be peachy, but count me skeptical, and a bit mystified as to what that deal would be.
Lauren Conrad has become synonymous with the doughnut bun, an obsession with pearls, peachy glossed lips, and a milky manicure.From ‘The Hills’ to Over the Hill: Lauren Conrad’s Premature Aging|Anna Klassen|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After a game, you can still walk west down Curtin Road to Berkey Creamery and order a scoop of Peachy Paterno ice cream.Penn State Goes Too Far in Its Purge of All Things Paterno|John Hendrickson|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The local ice creamery touted “Peachy Paterno” as its most popular flavor.Joe Paterno’s Dead at 85: His Swift Fall From Grace|Jessica Bennett, Jacob Bernstein|January 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even their peachy cheeks were puffed out and distended, as though they ought of right to be performing on celestial trumpets.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
If I do say it as shouldn't, Peachy seems like a regular woman nowadays.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
"Peachy" Budd was swearing audibly his emotions, but, most of all, "Mexico's" swarthy face betrayed the intensity of his feelings.The Doctor|Ralph Connor
Most of the party were disappointed to find them, as Peachy expressed it, "so very ruiny."The Jolliest School of All|Angela Brazil
Laura was of the languid type of fair women; heavy-lidded gray eyes, peachy skin, and flesh all wrought into curving lines.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn