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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
First recorded in 1495-1505; luck + -y1
Related forms
luckiness, noun
Synonyms
1. favored. 3. auspicious, propitious, favorable.
Antonyms
1. unfortunate.
Synonym Study
1. See fortunate.
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  • So this capture of Naomi was the luckiest chance that could have befallen him at such a moment.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • You mean—no matter—I suppose the luckiest hand is not all trumps!

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Do you ever look upon yourself as the luckiest fellow in Europe, Upton?

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • Isn't it the luckiest thing that everyone hasn't the same likes?

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

    Frances R. Sterrett
  • Isn't it the luckiest thing that Ella had so many beautiful clothes!

    Mary Rose of Mifflin

    Frances R. Sterrett
British Dictionary definitions for luckiest

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 luckiest

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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