adjective, luck·i·er, luck·i·est.
- lucky country,
- lucky dip,
Origin of lucky1
noun, plural luck·ies. Scot.
Origin of lucky2
Examples from the Web for lucky
Not so lucky are the editors and writers at The New Republic.
It failed to explode, but U.S. officials knew they were lucky.
The Syrians who arrived in Sicily this week are lucky to be alive.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And I was lucky enough to receive an invitation to stay at Easter Elchies House, the spiritual home at The Macallan.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One lucky guy—see Jones, above—was paired with two perfect partners this season to shake things up.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shefford told his name and said he was as glad as he was lucky to arrive at Kayenta.The Rainbow Trail|Zane Grey
You made some capital shots, though, and if I hadn't been so lucky, you would have come out the victor in every game.Making His Way|Horatio Alger, Jr.
It really is lucky you had to turn governess, Ailie, or there would have been a talent thrown away.The Clever Woman of the Family|Charlotte M. Yonge
Youll be lucky if one of these wild animals doesnt eat you, Jack said.Boy Scouts in the Northwest|G. Harvey Ralphson
What an ordeal this was getting to be, and how lucky was Nancy, comfortably seated before the fire!Tutors' Lane|Wilmarth Lewis
adjective luckier or luckiest
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.
see born under a lucky star; strike it rich (lucky); thank one's lucky stars.