Definition of plucky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌki/

adjective (pluckier, pluckiest)

Having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties: the plucky youngster has astounded medical staff
More example sentences
  • It represents Londoners as brave, plucky individuals determined to carry on with their lives come what may.
  • But not only has the plucky youngster fought her way back to fitness, she has also excelled herself in the world of sport.
  • But the plucky youngster has now made a full recovery and is looking forward to a happy Christmas with her family.



Pronunciation: /ˈplʌkɪli/
Example sentences
  • Britain is an island, homogenous and unchanging, pluckily defending its heritage from the barbarian hordes who batter its shores.
  • Off they pluckily trot then, to find the best in live entertainment on the island.
  • She knew that her chance would not come again, which was why, despite her capitulation in the marathon, she pluckily chose to run in the 10,000m, only to drop out once more.


Pronunciation: /ˈplʌkɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • In fact, it seems rather like a little terrier, retaining a natural edge and pluckiness but being utterly charming at the same time.
  • I would impress them with my pluckiness, my go-get- ‘em-ness.
  • A big part of the character's appeal's his pluckiness - in other words, he's just not swift enough to see how bad things are going.

Words that rhyme with plucky

clucky, ducky, happy-go-lucky, Kentucky, lucky, mucky, yucky

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