[ pur-kee ]
/ ˈpɜr ki /
adjective, perk·i·er, perk·i·est.
jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.
Why Is “Dog” One Of The Great Mysteries Of The English Language?Behind the simplest words one can often find the most compelling questions. Take for example, “dog.” Canis familiaris, also known as “dog,” is essentially a domesticated wolf. The dog is a member of the Canidae family, like the jackal and the fox. The history of dog About seven centuries ago, the word “hound,” which came from the Old English hund, was the word for all domestic …
- perkin's mauve,
- perkin, sir william henry,
- perkins, frances,
- perle cotton,
Origin of perky
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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
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adjective perkier or perkiest
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