adjective (pluckier; -est) Date: 1840 spirited, bravepluckily adverbpluckiness noun

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  • Plucky — Pluck y, a. [Compar. {Pluckier}; superl. {Pluckiest}.] Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race. [1913 Webster] If you re plucky, and not over subject to fright. Barham. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plucky — may refer to:* Plucky (Farthing Wood), a fictional character in the television series The Animals of Farthing Wood * Plucky Duck, a fictional anthropomorphic green duck in the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures ee also* Plucking …   Wikipedia

  • plucky — index indomitable, spartan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plucky — 1842, from PLUCK (Cf. pluck) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • plucky — [adj] brave adventurous, bold, confident, courageous, daring, determined, fearless, game, gritty, gutsy, heroic, lionhearted, nervy, persevering, spirited, sporting, spunky, stalwart, tenacious, unafraid, undaunted, unfearful, valiant; concept… …   New thesaurus

  • plucky — ► ADJECTIVE (pluckier, pluckiest) ▪ determined and courageous in the face of difficulties. DERIVATIVES pluckily adverb pluckiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • plucky — [pluk′ē] adj. pluckier, pluckiest [ PLUCK, n. 3 + Y2] brave; spirited SYN. BRAVE pluckily adv. pluckiness n …   English World dictionary

  • plucky — UK [ˈplʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms plucky : adjective plucky comparative pluckier superlative pluckiest brave and determined, especially when success is unlikely a plucky boy/attempt Derived words: pluckily adverb pluckiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • plucky — [[t]plʌ̱ki[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If someone, for example a sick child, is described as plucky, it means that although they are weak, they face their difficulties with courage. [JOURNALISM] The plucky schoolgirl amazed doctors at… …   English dictionary

  • plucky — pluckily, adv. pluckiness, n. /pluk ee/, adj., pluckier, pluckiest. having or showing pluck or courage; brave: The drowning swimmer was rescued by a plucky schoolboy. [1820 30; PLUCK + Y1] Syn. courageous, determined; cheerful; spunky, spirited.… …   Universalium

  • plucky — adj. Plucky is used with these nouns: ↑heroine …   Collocations dictionary

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