Meaning of perk
- to become lively, cheerful, or vigorous, as after depression or sickness (usually fol. by up): The patients all perked up when we played the piano for them.
- to act, or carry oneself, in a jaunty manner.
- to put oneself forward briskly or presumptuously.
- to make smart, trim, or jaunty (sometimes fol. by up or out): to perk up a suit with a new white blouse.
- to raise smartly or briskly (often fol. by up or out): to perk one's head up.
- perky; jaunty: a perk manner.
— v.i., v.t. Informal.
- to percolate: Has the coffee perked yet? The research team is perking with new ideas.
— n. Informal.
- perk (Thesaurus)