from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Excellent; fine.
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- adj. Great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.
- n. A pet name used affectionately.
- n. A duck (aquatic bird).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. fine; satisfactory; excellent.
- adj. charming; cute.
- n. a special loved one; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a special loved one
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Also, Matt, that rubber ducky is very nicely placed, sir! paul tremblay says:
One ducky is all it takes before ALL the toddlers are snatching duckies and taking our credit cards and and drinking our beer and calling for revolution and turning North America into a Mini-Maoist wasteland, littered with beer-sticky sippy cups and crayon-scrawled placards and cheap-assed Made In Alberta duckies and ruled by a bicky-sucking, blankie-toting military prole dictatorship.
Inspector Cockrill did not care for being called ducky by Mr Cecil.
I never said I was offended that you called dukkillr "ducky".
They are easy to blow and get a "ducky" quack, and you can find a replacement just about anywhere if you lose it or break it.
Duck calls come in single - and double-reed models; most beginners find double reeds require less effort to blow and are easier to get a "ducky" sound from.
'In that office,' Henry said, pointing; and I swear the word 'ducky' got as far as his teeth.
'He's begging to be run down, and I'll do it, I swear it, if he dares to call me "ducky" again.'
The "ducky" cried a little, and was quite sure that John would go on and risk what he had, till he lost all.
Herrington, her "ducky" toque and her infernal voiceless speech.