- The definition of perky is someone who is cheerful, peppy and self-confident.
A smiling, happy cheerleader with lots of energy is an example of someone who might be described as perky.
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adjective perk·i·er, perk·i·est
- Having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful.
- Jaunty; sprightly.
- perkˈi·ly adverb
- perkˈi·ness noun