cold. A word of obscure origin dating from at least before World War II and still in use. Among middle- and upper-class speakers the term is occasionally altered to parquet (as in 'parquet floor-ing').
► 'It's a bit parky in here - mind if I close this window?' (Recorded, teacher, London, 1987)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • parky — park y adj. Cold; of weather. [British informal] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parky — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ chilly. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • parky — UK [ˈpɑː(r)kɪ] / US [ˈpɑrkɪ] adjective Word forms parky : adjective parky comparative parkier superlative parkiest British informal cold …   English dictionary

  • parky — par|ky [ˈpa:ki US ˈpa:rki] adj BrE informal cold = ↑chilly ▪ It s a bit parky outside today …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parky — • chilly (weather). i.e. It s a bit parky out there …   Londonisms dictionary

  • parky — adjective BrE informal cold: It s a bit parky outside today …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • parky — adjective Cold, but not excessively so. Syn: chilly, cool …   Wiktionary

  • parky — park|y [ parki ] adjective BRITISH INFORMAL cold …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Parky — Either short for Michael Parkinson, a famous chat show host, or more likely a word to describe the weather as being rather cold! …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • parky — adj. (British) chilly, pleasantly cold (regarding the weather) …   English contemporary dictionary

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