perkiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n perkiness inappropriate playfulness
    • n perkiness cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perkiness Perky or airy manner or quality; a pert or jaunty air.
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Quotations

  • Matt Groening
    Matt Groening
    “Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.”

Usage

In literature:

A bow of ribbon or any other perky little headdress will detract from the straight cross lines.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
The head is black with a small perky crest.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Now, if you have asked everything you can think of, perhaps you will take your tribe away with you, Peter Perky.
"Queensland Cousins" by Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
Guess you look as fresh and perky as if you'd taken a new lease of life.
"The Mystery of a Turkish Bath" by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
A pair of little doves sat as perky as you please on the top of the cake, billing and cooing like anything.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Plunger, in fact had got on good terms with himself again, and was as perky as ever.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
It was with triumph to match his perky ears that Billy Louise leaned and slapped him on the neck.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Only to hear her, one would think she was as perky as possible.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Now they're a-gettin' perky, an' a-talkin' politics.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The skipper lowered his glasses, and shook his perky head a number of times.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
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In poetry:

Hi, it's a funny world! This mornin' when I woke
I saw red robin on the fence, an' heard the words he spoke.
Red robin, he's a perky chap, an' this was his refrain:
"Dear, it's a pity that poor Jenny is so plain."
"Red Robin" by C J Dennis

In news:

The Strokes Play a Perky 'Games' on 'Conan'.
In the sitcom, Gidget was an upbeat, perky girl who often went on many zany escapades.
Popper 's perky secretary, Pippi, uses p-words so persistently that it's catching—a family of penguins that has attached itself to Jim Carrey's title character must choose between fish or love.
The weather forecast that keeps popping up on my phone doesn't make me very perky.
'Legally Blonde ' makes for perfect, perky stage adaptation.
Take the picturesque town of Oberriet, Switzerland, where the triangular timber roofs of old houses dot the rolling green hills like perky hats.
I like them, and after an hour or so of buzzing around Uptown in one, I look downright perky — ready to apply for a job at the local Apple store and maybe.
Starting with The Onion News Network's spoof of cable headline news we "Enter the Fact Zone" with perky blonde Brooke Alvarez.
' Legally Blonde' makes for perfect, perky stage adaptation.
Perfect this one exercise to scorch tons of calories, work almost every muscle, and sculpt a sexy, perky butt.
Egg yolks add a gourmet gloss to this perky pasta dish.
Post Post 's first EP, 2009's Meta Meta, is a brazen, bubbly piece of rock 'n' roll, five songs that dip and rise on perky pop melodies and Zauner's sweet, firecracker vocals.
God this is actually GS perky but you end up there.
Here, perky valedictorian (and Oscar co-host) Anne Hathaway sets the tone in a fire-engine-red Valentino.
Kelly Ripa Sells for $7.25 M. Perkiness Pays Off.
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