ducky

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌki/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From duck +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

ducky (comparative duckier, superlative duckiest)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a duck.
    • 2016, Helaine Becker, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie:
      A barrage of very ducky kazoo blats filled the air.

Etymology 2[edit]

From duck (aquatic bird) +‎ -y (diminutive suffix).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ducky (plural duckies)

  1. (childish) A duck (aquatic bird), especially a toy rubber duck.
    • 1990, Donna LeBlanc, You can't quit until you know what's eating you
      Do little things for your Inner Child, like taking bubble baths. Invite a rubber ducky to play with you...

Etymology 3[edit]

From duck (term of endearment) +‎ -y (diminutive suffix).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ducky (plural duckies)

  1. An affectionate pet name.
    Synonyms: darling, hon
    "Morning, ducky!" said Roderick, as he gave his partner a quick peck on the cheek and sat down to breakfast.
  2. (slang, obsolete, chiefly in the plural) A woman's breast.

Etymology 4[edit]

From duck (term of endearment) +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

ducky (comparative more ducky, superlative most ducky)

  1. Darling, charming, cute.
  2. (slang, dated) Great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.
    Synonyms: fine, just ducky, peachy, swell
    Farnesworth smiled contentedly as he read the stock ticker; all was ducky on Wall Street.