peachy

[pee-chee]

adjective, peach·i·er, peach·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. peach tree borer,
  2. peach-blow,
  3. peachblow,
  4. peachblow glass,
  5. peacherino,
  6. peachy-keen,
  7. peacoat,
  8. peacock,
  9. peacock blue,
  10. peacock butterfly

Origin of peachy

First recorded in 1590–1600; peach1 + -y1

Related formspeach·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for peachy

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

peachy

adj.

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.

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