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lucky

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[ luhk-ee ]
/ ˈlʌk i /
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adjective, luck·i·er, luck·i·est.

having or marked by good luck; fortunate: That was my lucky day.
happening fortunately: a lucky accident.
bringing or foretelling good luck, or supposed to do so: a lucky penny.

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RELATED WORDS

win, stroke, serendipity, happiness, prosperity, wealth, profit, kismet, health, smile, karma, blessing, advantage, weal, break, fluke, godsend, opportunity, fortune, success

Nearby words

luckily, luckless, lucklessly, lucknow, luckpenny, lucky, lucky country, lucky dip, lucrative, lucratively, lucre

Origin of lucky

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

Synonym study

1. See fortunate.
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Examples from the Web for luckiness

  • But if it is combined with the talent or gift of luckiness, a sort of Napoleon of the gaming-table is the result.

    Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
  • Like all other properties, this of luckiness may be cultivated or let to lie dormant, may be increased or diminished.

British Dictionary definitions for luckiness

lucky

/ (ˈlʌkɪ) /

adjective luckier or luckiest

having or bringing good fortune
happening by chance, esp as desired
Derived Formsluckily, adverbluckiness, 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

Word Origin and History for luckiness

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

Idioms and Phrases with luckiness

lucky


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

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