happy-go-lucky


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happy-go-lucky

adj.
Taking things easy; carefree.

happy-go-lucky

adj
carefree or easy-going

hap′py-go-luck′y



adj.
trusting cheerfully to luck; happily unworried or unconcerned.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.happy-go-lucky - cheerfully irresponsiblehappy-go-lucky - cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"

happy-go-lucky

Translations

happy-go-lucky

[ˈhæpɪgəʊˈlʌkɪ] ADJdespreocupado

happy-go-lucky

[ˈhæpɪgəʊˌlʌkɪ] adjspensierato/a

happy

(ˈhӕpi) adjective
1. having or showing a feeling of pleasure or contentment. a happy smile; I feel happy today.
2. willing. I'd be happy to help you.
3. lucky. By a happy chance I have the key with me.
ˈhappiness noun
ˈhappily adverb
The child smiled happily; Happily, (= Fortunately,) she arrived home safely.
ˌhappy-go-ˈlucky adjective
not worrying about what might happen. cheerful and happy-go-lucky.
happy medium
a sensible middle course between two extreme positions. I need to find the happy medium between starving and over-eating.
References in classic literature ?
Presently the granddaughter of the old woman came to stay with her, and then a youth appeared -- no one quite knew where from or to whom he belonged -- but he settled down with them in a happy-go-lucky way, and they all lived together,
Steele led a happy-go-lucky life, nearly always cheerful and in debt.
They show us something too of the happy-go-lucky household in the absence of the careful mistress.
A happy-go-lucky; neither craven nor valiant; taking perils as they came with an indifferent air; and while engaged in the most imminent crisis of the chase, toiling away, calm and collected as a journeyman joiner engaged for the year.
It was in this happy-go-lucky household that Rebecca had grown up.
We managed to introduce the password--'Happy-go-lucky'--into our answer.
As the years went on, two little lads of her own came to increase her happiness--Rob, named for Grandpa, and Teddy, a happy-go-lucky baby, who seemed to have inherited his papa's sunshiny temper as well as his mother's lively spirit.
They wander through the gray streets of the Latin Quarter, finding refuge now in one attic, now in another, in their quaint costumes of Louis Philippe, with their tears and their smiles, happy-go-lucky and reckless.
There was a happy-go-lucky jumble of trains and wagons, all held back by the slowest team; and this continued on some railways until as late as 1857.
And moreover no ship navigated and sailed in the happy-go-lucky manner people conduct their business on shore would ever arrive into port."
My character's a happy-go-lucky guy who's a little arrogant and has been raised by a single mother, revealed Waheed.
You know, happy-go-lucky, 'bahala na' attitude that could sometimes be bad.