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tickety-boo Syllabification: tick·et·y-boo
Pronunciation: /ˌtikədēˈbo͞o/

Definition of tickety-boo in English:


[predicative] British informal, dated
In good order; fine: everything is tickety-boo
More example sentences
  • Hoon must go, but first he must sort out all his advisers who were telling him everything was tickety-boo and it obviously wasn't.
  • ‘It would be wrong to buy a business which is 100% tickety-boo because then you would almost certainly have overpaid for it,’ Locke says.
  • They had been heading to another town but stopped in Majar Kabir ‘to check everything was tickety-boo,’ as one senior British soldier told The Observer.


1930s: perhaps from Hindi ṭhīk hai 'all right'.

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