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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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Origin of lucky

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First recorded in 1495–1505; luck + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM lucky

luck·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for lucky (2 of 2)

lucky2

or luck·ie

[ luhk-ee ]
/ ˈlʌk i /

noun, plural luck·ies.Scot.
a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
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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Someone or something that is lucky has or is marked by good luck. How is lucky different from happy or fortunate? Find out on Thesaurus.com

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British Dictionary definitions for lucky

lucky
/ (ˈlʌkɪ) /

adjective luckier or luckiest
having or bringing good fortune
happening by chance, esp as desired

Derived forms of lucky

luckily, 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

Other 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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