Definition of perk :
1. Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.
2. To exalt one's self; to bear one's self loftily.
3. To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.
4. To peer; to look inquisitively.
get word, nab, arrest, stimulate, fringe benefit, turn around, cop, percolate, exclusive right, uplift, filter, intoxicate, apprehend, pick up, collar, get a line, get wind, discover, nail, catch, learn, brace, collect, arouse, energize, hear, call for, permeate, prerogative, perk up, lift up, sink in, gather up, energise, privilege, leach, elate, see, gain vigor, peck, receive, perquisite, find out
- " Well, Perk," said McLaughlin one morning, " I've got an interesting bit for you. - "Skinner's Dress Suit", Henry Irving Dodge.
- The half- dozen old maids in upper circles who had long since given up hope began to prink and perk themselves into an amazing state of rejuvenation,- revival, you might say. - "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.
- And when it goes and we git some sun, Annie'll perk up. - "The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays", Various.