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Daemon
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peachy

(adjective) (Informal) Splendid; fine.

Synonyms: bully, corking, cracking, dandy, nifty, smashing, swell, groovy, keen, great

Usage: Martha and I are in the middle of an extended vacation in Hawaii, so everything is just peachy as far as we are concerned.
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peachy
Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Splendid; fine.
Synonyms: bully, corking, cracking, dandy, nifty, smashing, swell, groovy, keen, great
Usage: Martha and I are in the middle of an extended vacation in Hawaii, so everything is just peachy as far as we are concerned.
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Peachy

Adjective:
1.
Of the nature or appearance of a peach.
"a peachy shade that's perfect for summer months"
2.
INFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
very satisfactory; fine.
"everything is just peachy"


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thar
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Who went back to the sixties, fifties and thirties to get those synonyms? Whistle
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peachy
Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Splendid; fine.
Synonyms: bully, corking, cracking, dandy, nifty, smashing, swell, groovy, keen, great
Usage: Martha and I are in the middle of an extended vacation in Hawaii, so everything is just peachy as far as we are concerned.
Emel Rapchan
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taurine
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thar wrote:
Who went back to the sixties, fifties and thirties to get those synonyms? Whistle


Yeah. I did not know about its old-fashion hue. I was curious asking myself, when had I heard this word. No answer. Instead, in TV, I remember watching Irish advertisement with a word 'nifty'. It sounds to me more modern.

As to the word 'groovy', the time while Austin Powers was wearing his wide sleeves at the finish of shirt close to the hands seems to be relevant.

Dandy? Fin de siècle in France.

Smashing? Somehow ordinary, but after a few beers, can be acceptable.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
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peachy
Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Splendid; fine.
Synonyms: bully, corking, cracking, dandy, nifty, smashing, swell, groovy, keen, great
Usage: Martha and I are in the middle of an extended vacation in Hawaii, so everything is just peachy as far as we are concerned.
coag
Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:40:16 PM

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I know "swell" and "groovy" from the Turtles song Elenore (1968).

"Elenore, gee, I think you're swell"
"I really think you're groovy"

I don't like "great". People say "great" where I would say "okay" (or "fine").

Once I overheard the conversation between a young couple, in a supermarket. The guy said: "I'll take 2% milk", as he grabbed a package of milk from the shelf. The girl said: "Great". What's great about taking 2% or 3.5% milk?
taurine
Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 11:21:31 AM

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coag wrote:
I know "swell" and "groovy" from the Turtles song Elenore (1968).

"Elenore, gee, I think you're swell"
"I really think you're groovy"

I don't like "great". People say "great" where I would say "okay" (or "fine").

Once I overheard the conversation between a young couple, in a supermarket. The guy said: "I'll take 2% milk", as he grabbed a package of milk from the shelf. The girl said: "Great". What's great about taking 2% or 3.5% milk?


Maybe, he used to buy a beer while doing shopping with her, before. Her influence upon this poor guy was so great, that he bought a milk instead of beer. As to the percentage, no idea.
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