EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lyfy, lyvy, equivalent to life +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

lifey (comparative more lifey, superlative most lifey)

  1. (informal) Characteristic of life (all senses)
    • 2014, Anne Lamott, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, page 60:
      “It's all so lifey." Janine said. “It's why we love TV so much.”
  2. (informal) Full of life
    • 1880, A. C. B. Barker, Fifty Years' Rhymes and Reminiscences, page 155:
      Dear little pet, my sweet wee wifie, Rejoiced am I, you are so lifey []

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