Definition of plucky in English:

plucky

adjective

  • Having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties:

    ‘the plucky youngster has astounded medical staff’
    • ‘But the plucky pensioner fought back, trying to push his attacker back outside his front door.’
    • ‘But seconds later the plucky rider had regained her composure and remounted her animal.’
    • ‘But the plucky terrier survived - and emerged as the proud mother of two healthy pups.’
    • ‘But not only has the plucky youngster fought her way back to fitness, she has also excelled herself in the world of sport.’
    • ‘The plucky teenager managed to attend yesterday's ceremony despite being rushed into hospital earlier this week.’
    • ‘Two plucky pensioners fought off a burglar who forced his way into their home.’
    • ‘Of the rest, Belgium was unlucky, despite giving a plucky performance in every game.’
    • ‘The plucky youngster managed to kick his attacker in the kneecap before getting free and running home.’
    • ‘A plucky pensioner told today how he was battered in the face by an armed robber as he bravely prevented a post office raid.’
    • ‘A plucky teenager successfully sued her own dad to force him to provide for her university education.’
    • ‘Anyway, full marks for a plucky young lady, who braved this despite the fact that the water was very cold.’
    • ‘Being both a princess and plucky, she not only survived all this but grew up to become a great and resplendent Queen.’
    • ‘The plucky youngster had to wait two years after her cancer treatment was complete before the operation could be carried out.’
    • ‘The plucky pastor finally found the courage to tackle the hissing intruder.’
    • ‘Now staff at the surgery where she is being treated are trying to find a good home for the plucky pet who has already won their hearts.’
    • ‘It's not ideal but then it's a plucky, little club which thrives on the unexpected.’
    • ‘The plucky farmer is understood to have startled the thief who eventually broke free and made his escape to a waiting car.’
    • ‘But the plucky youngster has now made a full recovery and is looking forward to a happy Christmas with her family.’
    • ‘It represents Londoners as brave, plucky individuals determined to carry on with their lives come what may.’
    • ‘A plucky woman kept a tight grip on her handbag during a tussle with a would-be robber.’
    brave, courageous, bold, daring, fearless, intrepid, spirited, game, valiant, valorous, lionhearted, heroic, gallant, stout-hearted, stout, dauntless, resolute, determined, gritty, stalwart, undaunted, indomitable, unflinching, audacious, unafraid, doughty, mettlesome
    gutsy, ballsy, spunky, have-a-go, feisty
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Pronunciation:

plucky

/ˈplʌki/