Main definitions of parky in English

: parky1parky2


adjectiveparkier, parkiest

British informal
  • Chilly.

    ‘it was parky on Bradfield Moors last week’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    cold, chilly, cool, crisp, fresh, brisk


Late 19th century of unknown origin.




Main definitions of parky in English

: parky1parky2



variant spelling of parkie