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- a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
- a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.
Origin of lucky2
Examples from the Web for lucky
Not so lucky are the editors and writers at The New Republic.The Novel That Foretold the TNR Meltdown
December 22, 2014
It failed to explode, but U.S. officials knew they were lucky.Pakistani School Killers Want to Strike the U.S.
Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey
December 17, 2014
The Syrians who arrived in Sicily this week are lucky to be alive.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 15, 2014
And I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to stay at Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home at The Macallan.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan
December 10, 2014
One lucky guy—see Jones, above—was paired with two perfect partners this season to shake things up.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy
December 9, 2014
"You must have been born under a lucky star, Robert," said the merchant.
It's lucky the captain knows nothing of my Wall Street speculations.
How lucky I did not write to my father that I had broken matters off.
"I'd say that I was lucky to have half of the half that's left," was Emma's prompt retort.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
Do not fret over this: it is so lucky that you will soon be well again.Rico and Wiseli
- having or bringing good fortune
- happening by chance, esp as desired
Word Origin and History for lucky
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.