peachy keen
adjective Date: 1948 peachy 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • peachy (keen) — mod. fine; excellent. □ Your idea is really peachy! □ What a peachy keen idea! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • peachy keen — adj chiefly US informal : very good : fine or excellent She acts as if everything in her life is peachy keen [=peachy], but I don t think she s really happy …   Useful english dictionary

  • peachy keen — adjective Extremely good, exactly right; all right. Often used in the negative or with an ironic or sarcastic connotation to mean the opposite. Everything is just peachy keen, isnt it? The deadline is approaching and I have hardly even started… …   Wiktionary

  • peachy-keen — /pee chee keen /, adj. Informal. peachy (def. 2). [1955 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • peachy-keen — /pee chee keen /, adj. Informal. peachy (def. 2). [1955 60, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • peachy — [[t]pi͟ːtʃi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n, ADJ colour If you describe something as peachy, you mean that it tastes or smells like a peach or is similar in colour to a peach. ...a rich, peachy dessert wine. ...peachy pink. 2) ADJ GRADED If you say …   English dictionary

  • keen — Synonyms and related words: Attic, OK, Siberian, ablaze, absorbing, ace high, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, active, acute, adroit, afire, aggressive, agile, agog, alacritous, alert, algid, alive …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peachy — Synonyms and related words: OK, ace high, bad, bang up, bonzer, boss, bully, but good, cool, corking, crackerjack, dandy, delicious, divine, downy, ducky, fab, feathery, fine and dandy, flossy, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, gear, glorious, great, groovy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peachy — peach|y [ pitʃi ] adjective 1. ) peachy or peachy keen INFORMAL excellent or nice 2. ) similar to a PEACH in color, taste, or smell …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peachy — adjective (peachier, peachiest) 1》 of the nature or appearance of a peach. 2》 (also peachy keen) informal, chiefly N. Amer. attractive or excellent: everything is just peachy. Derivatives peachiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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