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Definition of "perk" []

  • To stick up or jut out: dogs' ears that perk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To carry oneself in a lively and jaunty manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to stick up quickly: The dog perked its ears at the noise. (verb-transitive)
  • Perky. (adjective)
  • Perk up To regain or cause to regain one's good spirits or liveliness. (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perk" in a sentence
  • "Some folks may be more interested in short term appearances - and an additional perk is that they also have prospects for future work extensions due to needs for all those missing/incomplete/conflicting requirements fixes."
  • "The perk is not standing around in your socks with the masses."
  • "One perk from the gun show is that you might get out without paperwork, which considering the election could be a great thing."