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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Definitions for hunky dory

  1. About as well as one could wish or expect; satisfactory; fine; OK.

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Citations for hunky dory
In Greensboro we are continuing along as if everything is hunky dory and, according to the proposed budget, Greensboro will be taking on $70 million in new debt in the next two years. John Hammer, "City Budget Designed To Generate Outcry", Greensboro Rhino Times
He rounded the curve splendidly, hunky dory. He had broken himself of the habit of saying "hunky dory," it was an ugly expression. Lion Feuchtwanger, Ruth Gruber, The Oppermanns
Origin of hunky dory
1865-1870
Hunky dory is an American coinage from the late 1800s. The source is posited to be an adaptation of New York City slang or perhaps a reference to a street in Japan named Honcho dori, known as a destination for sailors on shore leave.