[huhng-kee-dawr-ee, -dohr-ee] /ˈhʌŋ kiˈdɔr i, -ˈdoʊr i/
about as well as one could wish or expect; satisfactory; fine; OK.
(informal) very satisfactory; fine
1866, American English (popularized c.1870 by a Christy Minstrel song), perhaps a reduplication of hunkey “all right, satisfactory” (1861), from hunk “in a safe position” (1847) New York City slang, from Dutch honk “goal, home,” from Middle Dutch honc “place of refuge, hiding place.” A theory from 1876, however, traces it to Honcho dori, said to be a street in Yokohama, Japan, where sailors went for diversions of the sort sailors enjoy.
Satisfactory; fine; copacetic: That may be hunky-dory with the jumping and jiving youngsters
[1866+; origin uncertain; hunky was a generalized term of approval by 1861; as to dory, according to one proposal of 1876 it was brought back by sailors from Yokohama, Japan, where Honcho dori is a street where they found their diversions; the term was popularized by a Christy Minstrels song of about 1870]
[huhn-ish] /ˈhʌn ɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Huns. 2. (sometimes lowercase) barbarous; destructive. /ˈhʌnɪʃ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Huns 2. barbarously destructive; vandalistic
[huhnt] /hʌnt/ verb (used with object) 1. to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing. 2. to pursue with force, hostility, etc., in order to capture (often followed by down): They hunted him down and hanged him. 3. to search for; seek; endeavor to obtain or […]
[huhn] /hʌn/ noun 1. a member of a nomadic and warlike Asian people who devastated or controlled large parts of eastern and central Europe and who exercised their greatest power under Attila in the 5th century a.d. 2. (often lowercase) a barbarous, destructive person; vandal. 3. Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used […]
noun 1. a slow and inefficient method of typing by looking for each key separately before striking it: used by untrained typists.