from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Excellent; fine.

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

  • noun Brit. a special loved one; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment.
  • adjective informal fine; satisfactory; excellent.
  • adjective informal charming; cute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective slang, archaic Great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.
  • noun A pet name used affectionately.
  • noun childish A duck (aquatic bird).

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  • noun a special loved one


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  • As a word for a duck, this is unacceptable. However, as a familiar and affectionate form of address to total strangers, it has a certain charm.

    December 29, 2006

  • I think this word is just ducky.

    October 15, 2008

  • i like this word alot.

    December 15, 2010