[muhk-uh l]

Origin of muckle

Middle English mukel, variant of muchel; see much Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for muckle

Historical Examples of muckle

  • A muckle pairt o' the nicht he wins ower in loein at you and his mother.'

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • "I min' naething aboot it but jist that muckle," said his father.

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • “He hates our auld cottage and our muckle wark,” said the poor father.

  • An', to tell the truth, sir, I'm no muckle mair nor a bairn in that respeck mysel'.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • He looked from the tail of his eye upon 'Meg wi' the muckle mouth.'

British Dictionary definitions for muckle


  1. large; much
  1. much; greatly

Word Origin for muckle

dialect variant of mickle
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