hunky dory

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

hunky (in good condition”, “safe and sound) + dory (origin and meaning unknown)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hunky dory (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Satisfactory, fine.
    Now that I’ve found my missing book, everything’s hunky-dory again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ˌhunky-ˈdory, -ˈdorey” defined as a derived term of the adjective “hunky, a.”, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)