mucking

[ muhk-ing ]
/ ˈmʌk ɪŋ /

adjective, adverb British Slang.


Nearby words

  1. muck-a-muck,
  2. muck-up,
  3. muck-up day,
  4. muckamuck,
  5. mucker,
  6. muckland,
  7. muckle,
  8. muckluck,
  9. muckrake,
  10. muckraker

Origin of mucking

First recorded in 1595–1605; muck + -ing2

muck

[ muhk ]
/ mʌk /

noun

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

muck about/around, Informal. to idle; waste time; loiter.

Origin of muck

1200–50; Middle English muc, muk < Old Norse myki cow dung

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British Dictionary definitions for mucking

muck

/ (mʌk) /

noun

verb (tr)


Word Origin for muck

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki dung, Norwegian myk

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Word Origin and History for mucking
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