from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective So unusual or unconventional in character or nature as to provide a thrill.
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Lively, exciting, thrilling.
- adjective cricket Describing a
wicketthat causes the ball to sometimes kick(bounce unevenly).
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The copy I have was translated by Kathleen Shaw and the illustrations are by Ruth Bartlett - a kind of kicky sixties feel for what are clearly germanic tales.
...With Fairy Tales For All Heather McDougal 2008
The velvet bag delivers its magical judgment: April's name gets picked first, and she chooses a silver pleated gown that's kind of kicky and retro.
Vintage jewelry, ceramics, and glassware at Marques Are you looking for a unique, classic accessory to make you feel-to borrow a term from David Sedaris - "kicky"?
I mean, not that the sonographer is allowed to tell us anything, but she was very active ( "It looks like she's riding a bike!" and "You should call her 'kicky'" he added) and we saw all four limbs, so I can at least put that fear to rest.
You know, it's kind of kicky to be measuring the speed of light at three hundred and seventy miles per second with honest instruments. "
Minnesota Menage Jack Swenson 2010
Sometimes I even feel a little kicky when I say it, just like the time I said sorry to my mother for breaking her favorite Ming vase.
Agi Smith: Why Don't People Say 'I'm Sorry'? Agi Smith 2012
Well, he's a genius for melody, and he starts humming this little ol' melody right there, and it's real kicky.
Country Music's Gutsy, Modern Traditionalist Barry Mazor 2011
I would always know I was over tired when I got what I called ‘kicky legs’.
knocked update 2009
In Florida, the St. Petersburg Times reports, A kicky fad of yesteryear is circling back around.
The look came from a broad variety of designers, from the go-to guy for the ladies-who-lunch, Jason Wu , to kicky, fun Nanette Lepore, to Joseph Altuzarra , one of New York's new kids on the block.
From the Runways, Five Easy Pieces for Fall Christina Binkley 2011