mucky

[muhk-ee]
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adjective, muck·i·er, muck·i·est.
  1. of or like muck.
  2. filthy, dirty, or slimy.
  3. British Informal.
    1. obscene: a mucky story.
    2. nasty; mean or contemptible: a mucky trick.
    3. (of weather) oppressively humid.

Origin of mucky

First recorded in 1530–40; muck + -y1
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Related Words for mucky

clammy, glutinous, miry, muddy, oozy, sludgy, slushy, viscous, mucous, scummy, yukky

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Contemporary Examples of mucky

  • The terrain is mucky, and the pickings are slim; patience and boredom are a part of the hunt.

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    How to Catch a Giant Python

    Catharine Skipp

    February 28, 2010

Historical Examples of mucky


British Dictionary definitions for mucky

mucky

adjective muckier or muckiest
  1. dirty
  2. of or like muck
Derived Formsmuckily, adverbmuckiness, noun
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