Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cold; penetrating; chilly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective British informal Cold; -- of weather.

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  • adjective UK Cold, but not excessively so.

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  • adjective appreciably or disagreeably cold

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Examples

  • The trip back was into the bitter NE wind so it was a bit on the parky side, and the ice was much less stable when we got back to Slateford aqueduct.

    Long canal run

  • For one thing, your legs won't answer yet awhile, and even if they did, you're ballock-naked and it's dam' parky out and we're doin' forty miles an hour.

    Watershed

  • Have fun in yorkshire could be a bit parky i remember snow in june growing up in ilkley!

    l’oeil du cyclone

  • Bloody parky waiting for the bus on this street corner!

    Lonely Heart

  • He greeted me with a cry of "Hollo; me son, and what can I be doin 'for ye on this parky day?"

    THE NUMBERS

  • The trip back was into the bitter NE wind so it was a bit on the parky side, and the ice was much less stable when we got back to Slateford aqueduct.

    Long canal run

  • For one thing, your legs won't answer yet awhile, and even if they did, you're ballock-naked and it's dam 'parky out and we're doin' forty miles an hour.

    Flashman And The Tiger

  • He greeted me with a cry of "Hollo; me son, and what can I be doin 'for ye on this parky day?"

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He greeted me with a cry of "Hollo; me son, and what can I be doin 'for ye on this parky day?"

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He turned to his myrmidon: "Get a move on you, Herbert; it's a bit parky standing about here."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, November 21, 1917

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  • "'You will need a watch-coat, sir,' he added. 'It is right parky up there.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 149

    March 4, 2008