adjective, pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est.
Examples from the Web for plucky
Joey was strong, resourceful, plucky, goofy, and vulnerable—and, of course, you hoped she would pick Pacey over Dawson.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
True, the story contains no sex scenes and no swearing, and its protagonists, other than Skink, are two plucky teenagers.
Plucky Costa Rica upsets vaunted Uruguay, as Italy outsmarts England.
But then, excepting Strike and his plucky assistant, Robin, almost no one in this story is particularly nice.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’|Malcolm Jones|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But on a plucky Jewish mayor, ripping through a comeback tour?Anthony Weiner Is Now Wearing Colorful Pants on the Mayoral Campaign Trail|Isabel Wilkinson|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Let us hope the plucky fellow lived to give his doctors the lie.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
The peculiarity about this plucky little steamer is that no craft that ever plowed through those waters is so dependable.The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot|Edward S. Ellis
He said he didn't know anything about your age, but that you were certainly strong and plucky enough for the trip.Campmates|Kirk Munroe
Diana was plucky as a rule, but she was very tired now, and hungry as well.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
But the plucky little Monitor had won a tremendous moral victory.The Victim|Thomas Dixon