hunky-dory
adjective Etymology: obsolete English dialect hunk home base + -dory (of unknown origin) Date: 1866 quite satisfactory ; fine

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  • hunky-dory — adj. esp. US colloq. excellent. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn. * * * hunky dory [ˌhʌŋki ˈdɔːri] [ˌhʌŋki ˈdɔːri] adjective not before noun (informal) if you say that everything is hunky dory, you mean that there are no problems and tha …   Useful english dictionary

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