perky

[ pur-kee ]
/ ˈpɜr ki /

adjective, perk·i·er, perk·i·est.

jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.

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Origin of perky

First recorded in 1850–55; perk1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM perky

perk·i·ly, adverbperk·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for perky

perky
/ (ˈpɜːkɪ) /

adjective perkier or perkiest

jaunty; lively
confident; spirited

Derived forms of perky

perkily, adverbperkiness, noun
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