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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a rubber ducky for the bathtub
▪ I've bought a ducky little suit and matching hat.
▪ Which is just ducky, in my book.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

ducky \ducky\ (d[u^]k"[y^]), a.

  1. fine; satisfactory; excellent. [informal]

  2. charming; cute. [informal]


ducky \ducky\ (d[u^]k"[y^]), n. a special loved one; a darling; -- used as a term of endearment. [Brit.]

Syn: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"excellent," slang from 1897 (often ironical),perhaps from duckie as a term of endearment (early 19c.). Probably not related to much earlier slang noun meaning "a woman's breast" ["...whose pritty duckys I trust shortly to kysse," Henry VIII, c.1536 letter to Anne Boleyn, who, contrary to rumor, did not have three of them].


a. (context slang archaic English) great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion. n. 1 A pet name used affectionately. 2 (context childish English) A duck (aquatic bird).


n. a special loved one [syn: darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary]


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Usage examples of "ducky".

Mr Cecil, delighted at the possibility of mischief arising from this narrowing down of the party, struck out for himself and declared that ideas for Hoowarnese-inspired designs were simmering on the hob, duckies, and he must get out Little Red Attashy case and dash them down forthwith.

That joint is strictly tinkerbell, worse than a Chrysler Airflow with whitewalls: plastic duckies parade across the lawn.

I knew that when the duckies, luvs, and crumpets disappeared, things were bad.

IF Ducky and Dingo expected Mart Kilgay to show tremors at mention of The Shadow, their guess was a bad one.

When Dingo had gone, Mart talked to Ducky, clipping his words with a harsh, confident tone.

Besides Doc and Ducky, there were plenty of other fellows who posed as new business men in Parkland.

Upon the threshold of the office, Ducky saw a streak of blackness, that was fading at an angle.

It was Ducky who pointed to the corner door that led into the storeroom.

Hopping into the office, Ducky came out with a pineapple-shaped object.

While Ducky fumed with the hat and cloak, Dingo watched the courtyard.

Mart was so savage in his criticism that Ducky actually flopped in his chair when the others arrived.

Doc Arland and Ducky Murrick were seated opposite him, sharing his confident look.

They were Ducky Murrick and Doc Arland, always accessible, for their offices were in the building.

The Shadow - not Ducky Murrick - was depending upon the punctuality for which Doc was noted.

When Doc Arland and Ducky Murrick reached the street, their own confidence had returned.