yucky

[ yuhk-ee ]
/ ˈyʌk i /

adjective, yuck·i·er, yuck·i·est. Slang.

thoroughly unappetizing, disgusting, or repugnant.

Nearby words

  1. yucca mountain,
  2. yuch,
  3. yuchy,
  4. yuck,
  5. yucko,
  6. yuga,
  7. yugarie,
  8. yugo.,
  9. yugoslav,
  10. yugoslavia

Origin of yucky

First recorded in 1965–70; yuck1 + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for yucky

yucky

yukky

/ (ˈjʌkɪ) /

adjective yuckier, yuckiest, yukkier or yukkiest

slang disgusting; sickening; nasty
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Word Origin and History for yucky

yucky

adj.

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

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