adjective, duck·i·er, duck·i·est. Informal.

  1. fine; excellent; wonderful.
  2. darling; charming; cute.

noun, plural duck·ies. British Slang.

  1. (used as a term of endearment or familiarity) dear; sweetheart; darling; pet.

noun plural duckies

  1. British darling or dear: used as a term of endearment among women, but now often used in imitation of the supposed usage of homosexual men


  1. delightful; fine

“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].

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