• adjective fine, wonderful. An all-purpose term of approbation or agreement. This working-class term (recently brought to a wider audience by the television comedy Only Fools and Horses) is related to ‘cushy’, the colloquial term for easy or comfortable. Both words derive ultimately from an archaic Persian word khosh, meaning ‘pleasant’, either via the Hindustani khush, or the Romany kushto, or both.