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lucky1

[luhk-ee]
adjective, luck·i·er, luck·i·est.
  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.
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Origin of lucky1

First recorded in 1495–1505; luck + -y1
Related formsluck·i·ness, noun

Synonyms

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1. See fortunate.

Antonyms

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Related Words

successfulhotfortuitoushappyadvantageousadventitiousauspiciousbeneficialbenignblessedcharmedfavoredfelicitousgoldenhopefulpromisingpropitiousprosperoustimelywell

Examples from the Web for luckier

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  • She was luckier than her colleague La Rouche, who was far too good-natured with people.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • Don't you think some men are luckier than others, Mr. Ferguson?

    The Young Miner

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • "It would 'a' been luckier if they hadn't hit him at all, Quint," answered Jumbo dryly.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Evidently the last numbers had been carried off by luckier travellers.

  • She was luckier than the Dutchman, as we got a breeze off the land about an hour after I boarded her.

    For Treasure Bound

    Harry Collingwood


British Dictionary definitions for luckier

lucky

adjective luckier or luckiest
  1. having or bringing good fortune
  2. happening by chance, esp as desired
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Derived Formsluckily, adverbluckiness, 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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with luckier

lucky

see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.

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