[ pur-kee ]
Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early-19th century; English; probably stems from "perk"
adjectivejaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert
adjectiveA) Paula was very perky in the early hours of the day because she was a morning person. B) No matter how hard he tried to be perky, he could not help being sad about missing his children.