[ pur-kee ]
/ ˈpɜr ki /

adjective, perk·i·er, perk·i·est.

jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.

Origin of perky

First recorded in 1850–55; perk1 + -y1


perk·i·ly, adverbperk·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for perkiness

  • But why, Tricia Romano asks, must there always be so much pink and perkiness?

  • He had a faint fear that the old man might be chaffing him, but the innocence of Erchie's face restored his perkiness.

    Erchie|(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro

British Dictionary definitions for perkiness

/ (ˈpɜːkɪ) /

adjective perkier or perkiest

jaunty; lively
confident; spirited

Derived forms of perky

perkily, adverbperkiness, noun
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