happy-go-lucky also happy go lucky, 1670s as an adverb, "haphazard;" the adjective, of persons, recorded from 1856.

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  • Happy-go-lucky — Happy Hap py (h[a^]p p[y^]), a. [Compar. {Happier} ( p[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Happiest}.] [From {Hap} chance.] 1. Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • happy-go-lucky — adj enjoying life and not worrying about things ▪ a happy go lucky kind of person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • happy-go-lucky — adjective a happy go lucky person tends not to worry about the future …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • happy-go-lucky — If someone is happy go lucky, they don t worry or plan and accept things as they happen …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • happy-go-lucky — index improvident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • happy-go-lucky — *random, haphazard, hit or miss, chance, chancy, casual, desultory …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • happy-go-lucky — [adj] carefree and untroubled blithe, casual, cheerful, cool, devil may care*, easy, easygoing, feckless, free minded, heedless, improvident, insouciant, irresponsible, lackadaisical*, lighthearted, nonchalant, reckless, unconcerned; concepts 404 …   New thesaurus

  • happy-go-lucky — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cheerfully unconcerned about the future …   English terms dictionary

  • happy-go-lucky — [hap′ē gō luk′ē] adj. taking things as they come; easygoing; trusting to luck; lighthearted …   English World dictionary

  • Happy-Go-Lucky — Infobox Film name = Happy Go Lucky image size = caption = Theatrical release poster director = Mike Leigh producer = Simon Channing Williams writer = Mike Leigh narrator = starring = Sally Hawkins Eddie Marsan Alexis Zegerman Sylvestra Le Touzel… …   Wikipedia

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