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tickety-boo

[ tik-i-tee-boo ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪ tiˈbu /
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adjective Chiefly British Informal: Older Use.
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Origin of tickety-boo

First recorded in 1935–40; perhaps expressive alteration of the phrase that's the ticket, using ticket in the informal sense “the proper thing, advisable thing,” or perhaps from Hindi ṭhīk hai “It’s all right,” or ṭhīk hai, bābū, “It’s all right, Sir”
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British Dictionary definitions for tickety-boo

tickety-boo
/ (ˌtɪkɪtɪˈbuː) /

adjective
British old-fashioned, informal as it should be; correct; satisfactory

Word Origin for tickety-boo

C20: of obscure origin
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