Perk meaning

pûrk
The definition of a perk is a benefit.

An example of a perk is a reward points package with a credit card.

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To perk is defined as to stick up or liven up.

An example of to perk is to bounce up after a nap.

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To carry oneself in a lively and jaunty manner.
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To stick up or jut out.

Dogs' ears that perk.

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To cause to stick up quickly.

The dog perked its ears at the noise.

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Perky.
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A perquisite.
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To percolate.

The coffee was perking on the stove.

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To raise (the head, ears, etc.) briskly or spiritedly.
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To make jaunty or smart in appearance.
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To give or restore freshness, vivacity, etc. to.
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To lift one's head, straighten one's posture, etc. jauntily.
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To become lively or animated; esp., to recover one's spirits.
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Free coffee is one of the perks of the job.

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Shortened form of percolate.
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A percolator, particularly of coffee.
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To become more lively or enthusiastic.
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To exalt oneself; to bear oneself loftily.
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To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of.

To perk the ears; to perk up one's head.

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(dated) To peer; to look inquisitively.

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Origin of perk

  • Possibly Middle English perken to perch from perk rod, perch probably from Medieval Latin perca and from Old French perche, perce both from Latin pertica rod perch1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Shortening and alteration of perquisite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From percolate (verb) and percolator (noun), by abbreviation.
    From Wiktionary
  • From perquisite, by abbreviation.
    From Wiktionary
  • The origin is uncertain.
    From Wiktionary