Definition of happy-go-lucky in English:



  • Cheerfully unconcerned about the future.

    ‘a happy-go-lucky, relaxed attitude’
    • ‘Your current happy-go-lucky attitude will make the impact with said wall less painful.’
    • ‘And yet, there is a charm in his happy-go-lucky world - a world that doesn't need progress.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, his happy-go-lucky attitude that he originally had changed to looking down at me.’
    • ‘The happy-go-lucky girl, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, has grown up to be a typical teenager who is a huge fan of pop star Gareth Gates, her mother Carol said.’
    • ‘I smiled at Joey's forever happy-go-lucky attitude, as he got off his bike and came to sit down on the grass next to me.’
    • ‘But the happy-go-lucky teenager's life changed for the worse when he developed a keen interest in bodybuilding after leaving school.’
    • ‘She nauseated me with her cheerful singing with the woodland creatures and happy-go-lucky attitude.’
    • ‘But, whether the message is hedonistic, happy-go-lucky or delinquent, there is a dark side to the tropical nightclub scene.’
    • ‘His own happy-go-lucky attitude was a catalyst to Liz's lighthearted nature.’
    • ‘We Scots are not, at the best of times, over-endowed with a sunny disposition and a happy-go-lucky attitude to life.’
    • ‘Sorry to say, but the attitude of the people of this country is too happy-go-lucky.’
    • ‘Less tightly wound and introspective than his brother, Harry prefers to present a raffish, happy-go-lucky attitude.’
    • ‘He is happy-go-lucky because life has allowed him to be.’
    • ‘I had promised Jaymes I wouldn't cry, that I wouldn't be sad, just my usual cheerful happy-go-lucky self.’
    • ‘He really sinks his teeth into this roll, donning a slick, denture-filled smile, and a kind of happy-go-lucky, glazed look.’
    • ‘Had she lived no doubt she would have been celebrating her 40th birthday today with family and friends who regarded her happy-go-lucky person.’
    • ‘Despite Dena Thompson's claims that her happy-go-lucky husband had committed suicide, Mrs Webb was convinced she had murdered him.’
    • ‘‘Mazhai Thuli’ is as short as a raindrop, but has a strong message for happy-go-lucky youths.’
    • ‘For me, it's interesting to play a troubled character, because I've been so successful playing happy-go-lucky guys that save the world.’
    • ‘She was always so happy-go-lucky and always telling people that she loved them.’
    easy-going, carefree, casual, free and easy, devil-may-care, blithe, nonchalant, insouciant, blasé, unconcerned, untroubled, unworried, light-hearted
    heedless, reckless, irresponsible, improvident
    slap-happy, laid-back
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/ˈˌhapē ˌɡō ˈləkē/