exciting, stimulating, spirited. From the noun kick or kicks in the sense of excite-ment, the word has taken on an extra nuance of up-to-date or modish. (The comparative and superlative forms are kickier and kickiest.)
that kicky little red sportscar of yours

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • kicky — adjective Date: 1966 providing a kick or thrill ; exciting; also excitingly fashionable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • kicky — adjective (kickier, kickiest) N. Amer. informal exciting or fashionable …   English new terms dictionary

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