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be hunky-dory

if a situation is hunky-dory, there are no problems and people are happy It's no good pretending everything is hunky-dory. I heard you two arguing last night.


and honkey and honkie and hunky
1. n. a white male; a Caucasian. (Black. Not necessarily derogatory. A pronunciation variant of hunky. Compare to jonx = junks.) Some honky was around asking for you.
2. mod. in the manner of a Caucasian; white-like. That’s honky music. I want to hear soul.


See honky


mod. fine; okay. As a matter of fact, everything is just hunky-dory.
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