adjective, muck·i·er, muck·i·est.

of or like muck.
filthy, dirty, or slimy.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mucky

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

Examples from the Web for mucky

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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    February 28, 2010

Historical Examples of mucky

British Dictionary definitions for mucky


adjective muckier or muckiest

of or like muck
Derived Formsmuckily, adverbmuckiness, noun
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