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[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
adjective, luckier, luckiest.
having or marked by good luck; fortunate:
That was my lucky day.
happening fortunately:
a lucky accident.
bringing or foretelling good luck, or supposed to do so:
a lucky penny.
Origin of lucky1
1495-1505; luck + -y1
Related forms
luckiness, noun
1. favored. See fortunate. 3. auspicious, propitious, favorable.
1. unfortunate. Unabridged
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  • I tell you what, boys,” said Frank, “it sure was the luckiest day in my life when I struck this camp.

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield
  • So this capture of Naomi was the luckiest chance that could have befallen him at such a moment.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Such things as the luckiest colours to wear, the best days to choose for journeys.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Do you ever look upon yourself as the luckiest fellow in Europe, Upton?

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • Mr. Byrd, you're the luckiest man on earth—I hope you deserve it all—but then of course no man could.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
British Dictionary definitions for luckiest


adjective luckier, luckiest
having or bringing good fortune
happening by chance, esp as desired
Derived Forms
luckily, adverb
luckiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for luckiest



mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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