[muhk-uh l]

adjective British Dialect.

Origin of muckle

Middle English mukel, variant of muchel; see much Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for muckle

Historical Examples of muckle

  • The up-train stops at Lone, at a quarter past twal, sir, and seldom varies for as muckle as twa minutes.

    The Lost Lady of Lone

    E.D.E.N. Southworth

  • I've seen lassies makkin' themsels sma' for lads often enough, but I never saw ane 'at prigged so muckle wi' her ain brother.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

  • It was a' my grannie's doin', God bless her—for weel he may, an' muckle she needs 't.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • Mebbe, Maister Smuth, if we wad have had a dram afore ye wass lettin' doon yer line, we micht have grappit that muckle fush!

  • He shouted with all his power, but the wind whirled away Muckle Alick's cries as though they had been baby Gavin's.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for muckle



large; much


much; greatly

Word Origin for muckle

dialect variant of mickle
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