Nearby words

  1. plp,
  2. plr,
  3. plss,
  4. plu,
  5. plu.,
  6. pluck up,
  7. pluck up one's courage,
  8. plucky,
  9. plug,
  10. plug and feathers

Origin of pluck

before 1000; Middle English plukken (v.), Old English pluccian, cognate with Middle Low German plucken; akin to Dutch plukken, German pflücken

Related formspluck·er, nounhalf-plucked, adjectiveun·plucked, adjectivewell-plucked, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pluck

pluck

/ (plʌk) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsplucker, noun

Word Origin for pluck

Old English pluccian, plyccan; related to German pflücken

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