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plucky (adj.)

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

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Definitions of plucky from WordNet

plucky (adj.)
showing courage;
Synonyms: feisty / spunky
plucky (adj.)
marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited; "you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"; "the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist;
Synonyms: gutsy
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