You're all right, and the spot is hunky-dory, and it's the durned old boat hez made the mistake, begosh!
Said to go to bed and get a good sleep and I'd be all hunky-dory in the morning.
We kin fix that all hunky-dory, an' Johnson, he won't neveh know.
But you seem to be feeling all hunky-dory again, and why don't you come join us in the Good Citizens' League, old man?
Without leaving the boat, fishing arm-deep into the brush, he announced, "All hunky-dory."
hunky-dory 1866, Amer.Eng. (popularized c.1870 by a Christy Minstrel song), perhaps a reduplication of hunkey "all right, satisfactory" (1861), from hunk "in a safe position" (1847) New York City slang, from Du. honk "goal, home," from M.Du. honc "place of refuge, hiding place." A theory from 1876, however, traces it to Honcho dori, said to be a street in Yokohama, Japan, where sailors went for diversions of the sort sailors enjoy.