Definition of peachy-keen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpēCHēkēn/

Entry from US English dictionary


US informal
Attractive; outstanding: I enjoy my life, but it’s not that peachy-keen
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  • To get that peachy-keen look, brighten your cheeks with this product.
  • You made it seem like everything was peachy-keen with you two.
  • He has called his work ‘a stand against the fiction that everything in this slipping land of ours is peachy-keen.’


Mid 20th century: from peachy in the sense 'excellent' + keen1 in the sense 'wonderful'.

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Syllabification: peach·y-keen

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