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kicky

1. slang Fashionable, exciting, or amusing, especially in an unusual or unconventional way. The director is known for making kicky films that value style over substance. The hotel has a kicky design that sets it apart from others in the city.
2. slang Especially potent, pungent, or spicy; having a noticeable kick. They serve their tacos with a kicky sauce that will tingle your taste buds. The bar's signature cocktail features a kicky blend of absinthe, crème de menthe, and ginger.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

kicky

mod. exciting and energetic. Man, what a kicky idea!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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