Perk vs. Perq

By Jaxson

  • Perk (noun)


    “Free coffee is one of the perks of the job.”

  • Perk (noun)

    A percolator, particularly of coffee.

  • Perk (verb)

    To make (coffee) in a percolator or a drip coffeemaker.

    “I’ll perk some coffee.”

  • Perk (verb)

    Of coffee: to be produced by heated water seeping (“percolating”) through coffee grounds.

    “The coffee is perking.”

  • Perk (verb)

    To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of.

  • Perk (verb)

    To appear from below or behind something, emerge, pop up, poke out.

  • Perk (verb)

    To loftily.

  • Perk (verb)

    To peer; to look inquisitively.

  • Perk (verb)

    To perch.

  • Perk (adjective)

    Smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.

  • Perq (noun)

    alternative form of perk(a perquisite)

  • Perk (verb)

    become or make more cheerful, lively, or interesting

    “the coffee had perked him up long enough to tackle the reviews”

    “she’d been depressed, but she seemed to perk up last week”

  • Perk (verb)

    (with reference to coffee) percolate

    “she showed us how to perk the coffee”

    “while the coffee perks, head out for the morning paper”

  • Perk (noun)

    a benefit to which one is entitled because of one’s job

    “many agencies are helping to keep personnel at their jobs by providing perks”

  • Perk (noun)

    an advantage or benefit arising from a particular situation

    “they were busy discovering the perks of town life”

  • Perk (noun)

    a coffee percolator

    “Leo hooked up an extension cord for me so I can use my perk”

Oxford Dictionary

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