Origin of lucky1
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Antonyms for lucky
Related Words for luckinesswin, stroke, serendipity, happiness, prosperity, wealth, profit, kismet, health, smile, karma, blessing, advantage, weal, break, fluke, godsend, opportunity, fortune, success
Examples from the Web for luckiness
Historical Examples of luckiness
Like all other properties, this of luckiness may be cultivated or let to lie dormant, may be increased or diminished.
But if it is combined with the talent or gift of luckiness, a sort of Napoleon of the gaming-table is the result.
- having or bringing good fortune
- happening by chance, esp as desired
Word Origin and History for luckiness
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.
Idioms and Phrases with luckiness
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.