kicky

kicky
adjective (kickier, kickiest) N. Amer. informal exciting or fashionable.

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  • kicky — 1790, clever; showy, gaudy, from KICK (Cf. kick) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning full of thrills, providing kicks is from 1968 …   Etymology dictionary

  • kicky — [kik′ē] adj. kickier, kickiest Slang 1. fashionable; stylish 2. stimulating; exciting …   English World dictionary

  • kicky — mod. exciting and energetic. □ Man, what a kicky idea! □ She is a real kicky gal …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • kicky — I. ˈkikē adjective ( er/ est) 1. chiefly dialect : sassy, contrary 2. : likely to kick II. adjective : providing a kick or thrill : exciting …   Useful english dictionary

  • kicky — /kik ee/, adj., kickier, kickiest. Slang. pleasurably amusing or exciting: a kicky tune. [1780 90; KICK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • kicky — adj American exciting, stimulating, spirited. From the noun kick or kicks in the sense of excite ment, the word has taken on an extra nuance of up to date or modish. (The comparative and superlative forms are kickier and kickiest.) that kicky… …   Contemporary slang

  • Kicky-wisky — Kicksy wicksy Kick sy wick sy, Kicky wisky Kick y wisk y, n. That which is restless and uneasy. [1913 Webster] Note: Kicky wicky, or, in some editions, Kicksy wicksy, is applied contemptuously to a wife by Shakespeare, in All s Well that Ends… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kicky-wicky — noun Spouse. Parolles: He wears his honour in a box, unseen<!, / That hugs his kicky wicky here at home<!, / Spending his manly marrow in her arms<! …   Wiktionary

  • kicky — adjective Date: 1966 providing a kick or thrill ; exciting; also excitingly fashionable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kicky — adjective a) Lively, exciting, thrilling. b) Describing a wicket that causes the ball to sometimes kick (bounce unevenly) …   Wiktionary

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