PERK

Etymology 1

Noun

perk (plural perks)

(informal) Perquisite.

(video games) A bonus ability that a player character can acquire; a permanent power-up.

Etymology 2

Verb

perk (third-person singular simple present perks, present participle perking, simple past and past participle perked)

(transitive, informal) To make (coffee) in a percolator or a drip coffeemaker.

(intransitive, informal) Of coffee: to be produced by heated water seeping (“percolating”) through coffee grounds.

Noun

perk (plural perks)

A percolator, particularly of coffee.

Etymology 3

Verb

perk (third-person singular simple present perks, present participle perking, simple past and past participle perked)

(transitive) To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of.

(intransitive) To appear from below or behind something, emerge, pop up, poke out.

(intransitive, obsolete) To exalt oneself; to bear oneself loftily.

Adjective

perk (comparative more perk, superlative most perk)

(obsolete) Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.

Etymology 4

Verb

perk (third-person singular simple present perks, present participle perking, simple past and past participle perked)

(dated) To peer; to look inquisitively.

Etymology 5

Verb

perk (third-person singular simple present perks, present participle perking, simple past and past participle perked)

(obsolete) To perch.

Anagrams

• PKer, REPK, pre-K

Source: Wiktionary


Perk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perked; p. pr. & vb. n. Perking.] Etym: [Cf. W. percu to trim, to make smart.]

Definition: To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head. Cowper. Sherburne.

Perk, v. i.

Definition: To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily. "To perk over them." Barrow. To perk it, to carry one's self proudly or saucily. Pope.

Perk, a.

Definition: Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain. "Perk as a peacock." Spenser.

Perk, v. i.

Definition: To peer; to look inquisitively. Dickens.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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