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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ a plucky heroine
▪ But she's a plucky lady.
▪ The plucky 14-year-old was determined however to experience the magic of DisneyWorld and never stopped smiling all week.
▪ The romantic picture of the plucky David girding himself against the brutish Goliath is dangerously misleading.
▪ This was before the plucky rebels came out of the hills.
▪ Wits and guts - a plucky young woman's tale of escape.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Plucky \Pluck"y\, a. [Compar. Pluckier; superl. Pluckiest.] Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race.

If you're plucky, and not over subject to fright.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1831, from pluck (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pluckily; pluckiness.


a. Having or showing pluck, courage or spirit in trying circumstances.

  1. adj. showing courage; "the champion is faced with a feisty challenger" [syn: feisty, spunky]

  2. showing courage in the face of danger; "a plucky lampooner of the administration"

  3. [also: pluckiest, pluckier]


Plucky may refer to:

  • Plucky (Farthing Wood), a fictional character in the television series The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • Plucky Duck, a fictional anthropomorphic green duck in the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures

Usage examples of "plucky".

Brentford United team kaftan, and he did not look out of place as he sat in one of the many coaches that had been chartered to ferry plucky Brentonians to the match.

Not only did they tell of their finding the spies and saving the camp from destruction, but of their Father, wounded at the Marne, of their experience in the Cathedral at Rheims, and of all they had suffered there, and especially of their plucky Mother whose spirit no misfortune could break.

Unfortunately, just as White and Tassalerro arrived to examine the bait, a plucky Summoner came to save me from the horrors of eternal torment.

To it the pluckiest of the defrauded taos now repaired in search of redress, Blas with the rest.

His hagiographers today present him as the plucky, courageous, little guy who stood up to world communism and led America into a new age of cosmopolitan internationalism.

Rinehart popularised in her novels-maintaining suspense by keeping the plucky heroine in constant jeopardy.

Rinehart popularised in her novelsmaintaining suspense by keeping the plucky heroine in constant jeopardy.

Plucky little Chisholm, Colonel of the Imperials, had fallen with two mortal wounds as he dashed forward waving a coloured sash in the air.

Then Old Combs came up to me and shook me by the hand and told me how glad he was that I was free and what a plucky little thing Marion was, and how I owed my life twice over to her.

With plucky agility, the ocelot hopped over and began rubbing its butt against the links.

Mud and water flew out in all directions under the horse's frantic gallopade, the plucky beast sinking at times almost to his knees in the marshy ground.

If she just put her mind to it she could be plucky, she could have joie de vivre—.

Rick suddenly realized that he was glad to see the plucky little corporal.

She was a plucky little woman, and in fact endowed with a more restless ambition than he.

In the last ten years, one million Germans—the best and the pluckiest of them all—moved out of Germany.