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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Definitions for ducky

  1. Informal. fine; excellent; wonderful.
  2. Informal. darling; charming; cute.

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Citations for ducky
If you are looking for laughs you will find this one ducky ... ! Chick Coombs, "Movies of the Month," Boys' Life, October 1961
It's a ducky place! Hazel B. Stevens, "Misfits," American Cookery, Volume XXIII, June–July 1918 to May 1919
Origin of ducky
Duck, as a term of endearment for a person, occurs as early as Shakespeare (1600). By the early 19th century in British English, duck applied to things, too, as “a duck of a bonnet (i.e., a cute bonnet).” By the late 19th century, duck was used to form the adjective ducky “cute, splendid, fine,” one of its current senses. Ducky entered English in the late 19th century.