American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Perfectly satisfactory; fine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as hunky, hunk, 2.
- adj. being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
- Probably alteration of hunky, safe, all right, from obsolete hunk, goal, home in a game, from Dutch honk, from Frisian hunk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““So everything was hunky-dory between you and Victor the last time you saw him?””
“Tim McGraw brought his Emotional Traffic Tour to suburban Denver, Colorado on August 5, and everything was hunky-dory.”
“You mean you can't just print up trillions in Monopoly Money and everything will turn out just hunky-dory?”
“T_T Things are moving along quickly but very hunky-dory.”
“Without leaving the boat, fishing arm-deep into the brush, he announced, "All hunky-dory.”
“So tunneling under a high school with thousands of living children is hunky-dory, while tunneling under a cemetery with thousands of dead people is verboten.”
“The weekend before Eric was injured, Beth and I were living in our own home, involved in sea turtle rescues, walking on the beach, and everything's hunky-dory.”
“These jerkwads think everything is hunky-dory with “health care” because they have access to it.”
“Besides which, the idea that all was hunky-dory until direct election of senators ruined everything in 1913 is pretty nutty.”
“McCain is a fool if he thinks that after 5 months into a probably too small stimulus plan that everything should be hunky-dory again after 28 years of conservative, McCain supported bad ideas like deregulation, sub prime, leveraging to the hilt, etc, etc.”
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