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mucker

[muhk-er]
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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.
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Origin of mucker

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; muck + -er1
Related formsmuck·er·ish, adjectivemuck·er·ism, noun
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Related Words for mucker

lout, buffoon, rustic, clodhopper, oaf, tightwad, beast, provincial, peasant, yokel, miser, niggard, rube, bumpkin, bucolic, boor, hind, blockhead, yahoo, gawk

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Historical Examples of mucker

  • I want you to forget about that—this morning, and not think I am a galoot and a mucker.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • I've been going a mucker lately in all sorts of ways to try and get rid of it.

    The Dark Flower

    John Galsworthy

  • "It's that mucker of a top sergeant, Quigley," says Wilfred.

  • In my business you find that the man who reads books, comes a mucker!

    Mrs. Craddock

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • "I think, if a fellow's come a mucker, he ought to have another chance," said Arthur.

    A Young Man's Year

    Anthony Hope


British Dictionary definitions for mucker

mucker

noun
  1. mining a person who shifts broken rock or waste
  2. British slang
    1. a friend; mate
    2. a coarse person
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Derived Formsmuckerish, adjective
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