Definition of well-plucked in US English:

well-plucked

adjective

  • 1Thoroughly or fully plucked.

  • 2Informal. Plucky, fearless. Also in "well-plucked one (also 'un)": a plucky or fearless person. Now archaic and rare.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in James Melville. Partly from well + plucked.

Pronunciation

well-plucked

/ˌwɛlˈplʌkt/