plucky

Part of speech: adverb

Pluckily.

Part of speech: noun

PLUCKINESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Courageous; intrepid.

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Usage examples "plucky":

  1. Len was, up again and at him like a shot, and I reckon it was jolly plucky of a chap of Len's age, and I dare say he'd have had an awful hiding if Sam hadn't arrived on the scene. - "A Little Bush Maid", Mary Grant Bruce.
  2. And if you are a plucky girl you'll sit still and see it done. - "Blue-grass and Broadway", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  3. And you are doing the real right and plucky thing, for sure. - "Killykinick", Mary T. Waggaman.