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mucker

[ muhk-er ]

noun

  1. Slang. a vulgar, illbred person.
  2. Informal. a person who often does or says the wrong thing; bungler.
  3. (especially in mining) a person who removes muck.


mucker

/ ˈmʌkə /

noun

  1. mining a person who shifts broken rock or waste
  2. slang.
    1. a friend; mate
    2. a coarse person


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Derived Forms

  • ˈmuckerish, adjective

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Other Words From

  • mucker·ish adjective
  • mucker·ism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mucker1

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; muck + -er 1

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Example Sentences

The mucker in the mine must belong to the same union as the man who runs the drill.

Anybody would have done itanybody who wasnt a mucker, I mean.

"I must have come an awful mucker," Gerda murmured, after a pause.

Thanks, not always—I've been a mucker more than once in my life!

Her voice had an edge of bitterness; she hadn't liked coming a mucker, nor yet being told she couldn't get through exams.

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