Duchy vs Ducky - What's the difference?

duchy | ducky |


As nouns the difference between duchy and ducky

is that duchy is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess while ducky is a pet name used affectionately.

As an adjective ducky is

(slang|archaic) great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.

duchy

English

Noun

(wikipedia duchy) (duchies)
  • A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
  • * A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
  • * A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.
  • ducky

    English

    (ducky)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang, archaic) Great; going well; proceeding in an eminently agreeable fashion.
  • Farnesworth smiled contentedly as he read the stock ticker; all was ducky on Wall Street.
  • * 1930 ,
  • Isn't this the duckiest little leather skirt you ever saw?
  • *1942 , , The Catbird Seat :
  • Fortunately, she had bragged to everybody about her ducky first-floor apartment in the perfectly darling three-story red-brick.

    Synonyms

    * fine * peachy * swell

    Noun

    (duckies)
  • A pet name used affectionately.
  • "Morning, ducky !" said Roderick, as he gave his partner a quick peck on the cheek and sat down to breakfast.
  • (childish) A duck (aquatic bird).
  • * 1990 , Donna LeBlanc, You can't quit until you know what's eating you
  • Do little things for your Inner Child, like taking bubble baths. Invite a rubber ducky to play with you...

    Synonyms

    * darling * hon