[ luhk-ee ]
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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.

  1. bringing or foretelling good luck, or supposed to do so: a lucky penny.

Origin of lucky

First recorded in 1495–1505; luck + -y1

Other words for lucky

Opposites for lucky

Other words from lucky

  • luck·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for lucky (2 of 2)


or luck·ie

[ luhk-ee ]

noun,plural luck·ies.Scot.
  1. a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.

  2. a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.

Origin of lucky

First recorded in 1710–20; luck + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lucky in a sentence

  • Passengers bound west of that sinfully thriving town were luckier, as a rule, if they went by stage.

    Warrior Gap | Charles King
  • He went slowly back to the restaurant, begrudging Bobby to the luckier caretaker.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • Either Bunny was luckier than Buck, or a better tackler; opinion stood divided.

  • Some of them squatted down in the muddy road, the luckier ones managed to lean their backs against the slimy walls.

    The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • You are luckier than I; there isn't a soul in the world to do as much for me.

    The Definite Object | Jeffery Farnol

British Dictionary definitions for lucky


/ (ˈlʌkɪ) /

adjectiveluckier or luckiest
  1. having or bringing good fortune

  2. happening by chance, esp as desired

Derived forms of lucky

  • luckily, adverb
  • luckiness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with lucky


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

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