Definition of plucky
OTHER WORDS FROM pluckypluck·i·ly, adverbpluck·i·ness, noun
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How to use plucky in a sentence
In May we watched the plucky male wren carry building materials up to the simple box, then figure out how to get a five-inch twig through a 1¼-inch hole.On the house: Wrens are nesting in my backyard bird box. I couldn’t be happier.|John Kelly|July 7, 2021|Washington Post
To many, Pittsburgh is still very much the plucky but troubled city reeling from the deindustrialization of the 70s and 80s, as the factory and industry jobs that formed its foundation moved out of town and shipped overseas.CMU’s president discusses how Pittsburgh is building — and retaining — high-tech startups|Brian Heater|July 2, 2021|TechCrunch
Now the plucky, anonymous 11-time national champions hope to be the latest First Four winner to make a spirited tournament run.College basketball’s blue bloods run cold during this NCAA tournament|Jerry Brewer|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
If you live in a city but are looking for a plucky little adventuremobile that can, you’ll want the Bronco Sport, which starts at $26,820.
The two haulers below—one a plucky Ford pickup and the other an all-terrain Jeep—may be more exciting than my Bonneville beast, but they’re just as sensible.
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
Shouting to his two plucky assistants to come back, Frank called out to Chumru and bade him join them.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Good sport is expected; because they all say a plucky fellow like you is certain to lead into new and difficult places.
They are plucky fellows, and would be powerful allies; but I suspect that you will have some difficulty in managing them.
Poor Williams,” said Duncan, as they went out of school, “how very plucky of you not to cry.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
Its rider, bending low in the saddle, was sending the plucky little beast along at a furious gallop.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews