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[muhk-uh l] /ˈmʌk əl/
adjective, British Dialect.
Origin of muckle
Middle English mukel, variant of muchel; see much Unabridged
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  • "I min' naething aboot it but jist that muckle," said his father.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • A muckle pairt o' the nicht he wins ower in loein at you and his mother.'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • “He hates our auld cottage and our muckle wark,” said the poor father.

  • An', to tell the truth, sir, I'm no muckle mair nor a bairn in that respeck mysel'.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • He looked from the tail of his eye upon 'Meg wi' the muckle mouth.'

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • He hasna as muckle sense as a cow could haud in her faulded nieve.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • "muckle din about ane," as the deil said when he stole the collier.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • muckle skaith comes to the shae before the heat comes to the tae.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Ye'll get as muckle for ae wish this year as for twa fernyear.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I would have been the waur o' liquor if I would have drank as muckle as you twa would have had me.

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for muckle


large; much
much; greatly
Word Origin
dialect variant of mickle
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