verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of perk1
Definition for perk (2 of 3)
verb (used with or without object) Informal.
Origin of perk2
Definition for perk (3 of 3)
Origin of perk3
Examples from the Web for perk
It also included a perk—a tax exemption—for landlords who, like Mitchell, rent property to charter schools.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bozos who abuse the perk make for great copy, but they really aren't at all typical of the business jet community.
Daniel Stone reports on whether the perk has gotten out of control.Federal Employees Rake in Millions in Added Pay and Bonuses|Daniel Stone|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“If you avoid getting caught, a little affair can perk up a marriage,” says Lucy, a 50-something Californian.
A perk I found appealing is the breakfast served in the central atrium underneath a dramatic glass dome.
Perk is a human volcano, an' he's got to have an eruption just about so often or he can't be happy.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
But when Perk took Christopher fishing, Jane was not invited to go.Letty and the Twins|Helen Sherman Griffith
Talking in this fashion to himself, Perk again set about taking things comfortably nor did he ever hear of that pair again.
Perk was feeling prime at that particular moment in his checkered career.
Andy forgot his personal embarrassment and began to perk up his ears.The Happy Family|Bertha Muzzy Bower
British Dictionary definitions for perk (1 of 3)
Word Origin for perk
British Dictionary definitions for perk (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for perk (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for perk (1 of 2)
late 14c., "to make oneself trim or smart," perhaps from Old North French perquer "to perch" (Modern French percher; see perch (n.1)), on notion of a bird preening its plumage. Sense of "raise oneself briskly" is first attested 1520s; perk up "recover liveliness" is from 1650s. Related: Perked; perking.