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lucky1

[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
adjective, luckier, luckiest.
1.
having or marked by good luck; fortunate:
That was my lucky day.
2.
happening fortunately:
a lucky accident.
3.
bringing or foretelling good luck, or supposed to do so:
a lucky penny.
Origin of lucky1
1495-1505
1495-1505; luck + -y1
Related forms
luckiness, noun
Synonyms
1. favored. See fortunate. 3. auspicious, propitious, favorable.
Antonyms
1. unfortunate.
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  • We have already seen that he was luckier than he anticipated.

    Do and Dare Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • She was luckier than her colleague La Rouche, who was far too good-natured with people.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • I saw that I was luckier than I had at first appreciated in not having had the bar dissolve beneath my feet.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • I've been luckier than he and most of my old companions, I'm going to do all I can to help them along.

    Fame and Fortune Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • “And the more days you spend in Kentucky the luckier you are,” stated Jane.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson
British Dictionary definitions for luckier

lucky

/ˈlʌkɪ/
adjective luckier, luckiest
1.
having or bringing good fortune
2.
happening by chance, esp as desired
Derived Forms
luckily, adverb
luckiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for luckier

lucky

adj.

mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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