happy


happy
/ˈhæpi / (say 'hapee)

adjective (happier, happiest)
1. characterised by or indicative of pleasure, content, or gladness: a happy mood.
2. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
3. favoured by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy event.
4. apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, ideas, etc.
5. Colloquial showing an excessive liking for, or quick to use an item indicated (used in combination): trigger-happy.
phrase
6. happy as a pig in mud, Colloquial extremely happy.
7. happy as a sandboy, Colloquial extremely happy.
8. happy as Larry, Colloquial very happy. {Phrase Origin: first recorded in Australia in 1905; ? referring to boxer Larry Foley}
9. happy days, Colloquial (sometimes ironic) (an expression indicating satisfaction with life.)
10. make happy, to please.
11. not happy, Jan!, Colloquial (an expression of irritation, annoyance, disapproval, etc., in relation to another person.) {Phrase Origin: from the Sensis advertising campaign, 2000 to 2003, to promote the deadline for advertising in the Yellow Pages; the manager realises that her staff member has neglected to place an ad in time.}
12. the happy day, the day of a prospective wedding: when's the happy day?
{Middle English; from hap, noun + -y1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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