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parky \park"y\ adj. Cold; -- of weather. [British informal]


a. (context British English) cold, but not excessively so.

  1. adj. pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"; (`parky' is a British term) [syn: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy]

  2. [also: parkiest, parkier]

Usage examples of "parky".

Seven more savages were coming with him, each in caribou parkies, each burdened, each armed.

Ice hatchets, cords looped to their handles, were thrust through belts, weapons all strapped firm to back-packs, and full canteens and water-skins swung on cords beneath parkies to keep their water liquid.

Slowly criss-crossed by parkies and prams under the blank sheet of the sky, the green stretch turned milky and alkaline, like a lake, in the neutral afternoon.

But it was nice of Parky to drop by his room and say hello, earlier on.

Then Parky stands up and shakes his hand and motions for Engin to sit down, which he does with another of those self-deprecatory smiles, adjusting his suit as he wriggles into the leather chair, settling himself down comfortably.

I had had my cup of tea, which Parky usually brought to me at about four-thirty, I went back and sat at the refectory table in front of the soaring, mullioned window.

Kilgram Chase, Parky, Hilary, and her husband Ben were all waiting for us in the kitchen, their faces anxious.

Maybe it was just me, maybe I was an old cynic, maybe he really was a literary giant penning the next Catcher in the Rye above my very ceiling, and if I ever saw him on Parky, or in the top ten at Smiths, believe me, I would be the first to put my hands up and there would definitely be hats for dinner.

So I made up my mind, there and then, right after Parky, right after seeing my mate Dennis.

Short men, rounded with smooth fat over muscle, and wearing parities and trousers of caribou hide trimmed with fisher fur, the parky hoods tucked back and away from their faces.

Baj was off the furs and out of the bitty-tent, struggling into his parky, hopping to get fur trousers on, and muk-boots.

Nancy, a slip now seeming somehow more likely, so he gripped the hood of her parky as they went, Errol capering below them.

Baj became worried for Nancy, a slip now seeming somehow more likely, so he gripped the hood of her parky as they went, Errol capering below them.

Terry Linex sat sprawled in his den, resembling a debauched parky among the fronds and goblets, the darts-trophies and Italian diplomas.

That Parky had admired him and followed him into the desert was even more endearing than the slip and slide that she demonstrated for him after she washed him up.