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Ducky

Posted by R. Berg on October 04, 2003

In Reply to: Meaning & origin posted by Bill Anderson on October 04, 2003

: Anyone have any idea what the phrase "I'm just ducky" refers to and/or where it originated.

According to Eric Partridge, "A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English," "duck" was used as a colloquial endearment from about 1590, and "ducky," as an adjective expressing admiration, derived from that noun and has been used since about 1830.