Main definitions of parky in English

: parky1parky2

parky1

adjective

British
informal
  • Chilly.

    ‘it was parky on Bradfield Moors last week’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Mornings can be a bit parky.’ was what the old guy said, and gestured him to go out first.’

Origin

Late 19th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

parky

/ˈpɑːki/

Main definitions of parky in English

: parky1parky2

parky2

noun