American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful.
- adj. Jaunty; sprightly.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perk; jaunty; pert.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Perk; pert; jaunty; trim.
- adj. characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
- perk + -y (Wiktionary)
“A lot of them weren’t: older and heavier, they had substantial thighs; big, squishy rear ends; generous breasts to which the word perky would never be applied.”
“Through two bouts with the disease, a double mastectomy, and a TRAM flap reconstruction, she has blogged about everything from breast nicknames (she dubbed her perky reconstructed duo "Barbie breasts" because they have no nipples) to tricks for keeping cancer anxiety from rubbing off on your kids.”
“First Impression: Jaime is described as perky and brave, but that doesn’t mean she’s wild.”
“JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): First, we couldn ` t stop calling her perky, and now we ` re perking up our ears because Katie Couric supposedly slapped someone?”
“I'm still not what you'd call perky, but now there's a sense of the ridiculous in my sublime despondency.”
“I think she's so attractive and vital and she used to be called perky, I used to be called perky.”
“Andrew Roberts, the historian and socialite who often gets described as "perky" by gossip columnists, is at the other end of a phone line, very politely spitting feathers.”
“They also launched something called perky tweets which is now aired on Radio one.”
“I have never taken offense at being called perky, because the alternative is dull.”
“Being a trifle under medium height, weighing less than one hundred and twenty pounds stripped, as wiry as a cat and as indefatigable as a Scotch terrier, and with an abnormally large pair of ears that stood out like oyster shells from the sides of a round, sleek head, he made no pretentions to physical splendour, — unless, by chance, you would call the perky little straw-coloured moustache that adorned his long upper lip a tribute to vanity.”
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