hunky-dory


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hun·ky-do·ry

 (hŭng′kē-dôr′ē)
adj. Slang
Perfectly satisfactory; fine.

[Probably alteration of hunky, safe, all right, from obsolete hunk, goal, home in a game, from Dutch honk, from Frisian hunk.]

hunky-dory

(ˌhʌŋkɪˈdɔːrɪ)
adj
informal very satisfactory; fine
[C20: of uncertain origin]

hunk•y-do•ry

(ˈhʌŋ kiˈdɔr i, -ˈdoʊr i)

adj. Informal.
about as well as one could wish or expect; fine.
[1865–70, Amer.; hunky satisfactory, right (appar. hunk “home” in a game, a safe place (< Dutch honk) + -y1) + dory, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hunky-dory - being satisfactory or in satisfactory conditionhunky-dory - being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition; "an all-right movie"; "the passengers were shaken up but are all right"; "is everything all right?"; "everything's fine"; "things are okay"; "dinner and the movies had been fine"; "another minute I'd have been fine"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
Translations

hunky-dory

[ˌhʌŋkɪˈdɔːrɪ] ADJ (esp US) → guay
it's all hunky-doryes guay del Paraguay

hunky-dory

adj (inf) that’s hunky-dorydas ist in Ordnung

hunky-dory

[ˈhʌŋkɪˈdɔːrɪ] (fam) adj (okay) → soddisfacente; (fine) → magnifico/a, meraviglioso/a
everything's hunky-dory → va tutto bene
References in classic literature ?
Said to go to bed and get a good sleep and I'd be all hunky-dory in the morning.
Well, as I was saying, the goose hung high and everything was going hunky-dory, and I was piling up my wages to come north to Nebraska and marry Sarah, when I run on to Vahna--"
But you just go on lovin' him, and leanin' on his judgement--he's no fool--and you'll be all hunky-dory.
Oh well, we'll never really know the true figure but whatever it is at least he's earned it because, as we can all see, everything is just hunky-dory in the Middle East.
But there is no animosity - everything is hunky-dory.
SIR - Robin Turner, in his Way out West column on July 18, makes it sound as if a hunky-dory world of "hydrogen powered vehicles" is just around the corner, and that the hydrogen for fuel cells will come from abundant sea water.
So it seems we do not need any greens to be green nowadays, as long as we find ways to cut down on our so-called carbon footprints then everything will be hunky-dory, even if we art surrounded by a landscape of little else but concrete and tarmac.
The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don't understand why the economy is not totally hunky-dory again," the Huffington Post quoted Clinton, as saying.
Staying in the ward would be scary for the women, because it means not everything is hunky-dory.
The Qatar government is behaving as though nothing seriously has happened and announced only recently a scheme for transportation on non-motorized two-wheelers (or to put it more straightforwardly, bicycles) as if everything is hunky-dory.
There's no point being too hunky-dory and friendly with the opposition.
A minor race storm aside, things seemed hunky-dory in the Holland camp in the early stages of the tournament and everyone had a bit of a laugh about how long it would take before they were feuding.