Definition of kicky in English:



informal North American
  • Exciting; fashionable.

    • ‘kicky high-heeled boots’
    • ‘I know that part of the fun of the show is the fashion - the kicky dresses, the to-die-for-shoes - but Carrie's clothes have gone so far over the top that they're now out the other side.’
    • ‘While there are plenty of party girls still sporting low-slung bell bottoms, the hippest in the crowd are swishing around in kicky full skirts, miniskirts and skirts with dipping hemlines.’
    • ‘I'm still waiting for the culture to rid itself of its tiresome reverence of the 60s and kitschy kicky indulgence of the 70s, and explore the 80s as something other than an era of legwarmers, poufy hair, shoulderpads and Dallas.’
    • ‘The band ricocheted from one genre to another, often stopping to blend elements into a kicky pastiche of jump blues, beat poetry and lacerating alt-rock/rap.’
    • ‘I think the former group needs our help, and the second group needs a big frosty glass of chill-the-hell-out with a kicky pastel umbrella.’
    • ‘In either of these, the broth is spicy and kicky, the noodles are chewy and soothing, and the vegetables and seafood add variety and interest.’
    • ‘And it's got to be kicky, because slo-o-o-ow cars are just not where I'm at.’
    • ‘I need a new album to sink into… one that is fresh and new and fun, with kicky tunes and lyrics that are smart and singable.’
    • ‘And imagine the uproar when we discover the standard issue boot doesn't come with a kicky little heel.’
    • ‘His book calls on its audience to return to ‘spirit, love adventure, poetry, incense, kicky language, and rock and roll’.’
    • ‘Suddenly, Fashion Bug didn't seem like a fun place with cute, kicky, affordable clothes and plentiful opportunities for advancement.’
    • ‘She also recommended a kicky little exfoliating scrub with clay and grape seeds, which I thoroughly enjoyed during my pre-Sydney shower/spa last night.’
    • ‘Well, they do have the most darling kicky little heel…’
    • ‘All include fine photos, kicky graphics, insightful information, and nature-inspired activities.’
    • ‘But if you can't stand the idea of this bladder-on-a-stick getting anywhere in Hollywood, go here to pick up that kicky little t-shirt!’
    • ‘Maybe it's his kicky mid '80s headband, caked with filth and decades of dried sweat.’
    • ‘It is totally machine washable and dryer safe, it stays put, it's as soft as flannel and it comes in kicky prints like leopard and rose petal.’
    • ‘It was grown-up version of what the high school jocks wore, or one of those kicky show jackets that the Broadway and soap opera people had.’
    • ‘Amy's trousers were made of a light white cotton and seemed kicky and free.’
    • ‘First floor is the doll zoo… lots of dolls on display and tons of kicky little outfits.’
    stylish, smart, elegant, chic, crisp, dapper, spruce, trim, debonair, well dressed, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed



/ˈkikē/ /ˈkɪki/