plucky

[ pluhk-ee ]
/ ˈplʌk i /

adjective, pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est.

having or showing pluck or courage; brave: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy.

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Origin of plucky

First recorded in 1820–30; pluck + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM plucky

pluck·i·ly, adverbpluck·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for plucky

plucky
/ (ˈplʌkɪ) /

adjective pluckier or pluckiest

having or showing courage in the face of difficulties, danger, etc

Derived forms of plucky

pluckily, adverbpluckiness, noun
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