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adjective, yuck·i·er, yuck·i·est. Slang.
  1. thoroughly unappetizing, disgusting, or repugnant.
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Origin of yucky

First recorded in 1965–70; yuck1 + -y1
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Related Words for yucky

abominable, awful, beastly, crappy, creepy, crummy, detestable, distasteful, foul, funky, gross, gruesome, hideous, icky, loathsome, lousy, nasty, nauseating, odious, offensive

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adjective yuckier, yuckiest, yukkier or yukkiest
  1. slang disgusting; sickening; nasty
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Word Origin and History for yucky


1970, from yuck (1) + -y (2). Related: Yuckiness.

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