OTHER WORDS FROM peachypeach·i·ness, noun
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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).
As a slang term, peachy is often used in an ironic way, but it’s also common for it to be used earnestly.
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- 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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How to use peachy in a sentence
The business of going public traditionally depends on a belief that things are, if not entirely peachy, at least predictably tame.‘Where there’s growth, there’s an influx of capital’: Dealmakers test shifting media norms in gaming|Seb Joseph|November 3, 2021|Digiday
With covid, 80% of your patient population does just peachy with no treatment at all, just a little bed rest and fluid.This tech millionaire went from covid trial funder to misinformation superspreader|Cat Ferguson|October 5, 2021|MIT Technology Review
They would rather have fun with their peachy Georgia heritage and leave it at that.Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields will rekindle their reluctant rivalry in CFP semifinal|Jerry Brewer|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
Overall, the study team thinks the bears are doing peachy and voted unanimously to delist them.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear|Doug Peacock|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Republicans’ Moment of Truth|Michael Tomasky|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
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
Not a point of color except the peachy cheeks of Whistler and the golden glow at the end of Turkey's cigarette.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
If Peachy ain't handy, looks like it's up to us to see the Jedge and ask if he needs any deputy.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
He sat down on the sofa as he said words, cherishing the plump peachy cheek that lay uppermost on his shoulder.Mugby Junction|Charles Dickens
Stevie is a peachy looking girl, a snow white blonde with pinky cheeks and dimples.Turn About Eleanor|Ethel M. Kelley