One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Chilly.‘it was parky on Bradfield Moors last week’
cold, chilly, cool, crisp, fresh, briskView synonyms
- ‘‘Mornings can be a bit parky.’ was what the old guy said, and gestured him to go out first.’
- ‘If you think it's been a bit parky outside this week spare a thought for David Maxfield, for whom freezing point would be positively balmy.’
- ‘Given Antarctic wastes to cross at temperatures stooping to a parky minus 75 degrees celsius, the Japanese South Pole Observation Team wouldn't dream of packing their boots into the back of anything else.’
- ‘Never mind, a long-since abandoned unofficial page for the Magyar Borsodi League links straight to a Hungarian recipe for goose liver cooked in paprika - just the thing to keep your pecker up on a parky afternoon at Haladas Szombathely.’
- ‘Well it's a little parky in the kitchen today, so I decided to warm the oven up so I could put the rising dough in a bowl on top of the stove to give it the little kick it needed.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin.
- variant spelling of parkie
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.