lucky

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

Origin of lucky

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

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1. See fortunate.

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lucky

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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

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First recorded in 1710–20; luck + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for lucky

lucky

adjective luckier or luckiest
  1. having or bringing good fortune
  2. happening by chance, esp as desired
Derived Formsluckily, adverbluckiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for 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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Idioms and Phrases with lucky

lucky

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

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