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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.


or luckie

[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
noun, plural luckies. Scot.
a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.
1710-20; luck + -y2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for lucky
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  • But you're lucky in having had your training, while mine is still to come.

  • Do not fret over this: it is so lucky that you will soon be well again.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • "And it's lucky for me that 'King' Plummer is my friend," said Mr. Grayson, sincerely.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • You're a lucky wee lad, so you are, to be getting paid to go to school.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "lucky for him that he beat it before I got my hands on him," said Buck.

    Captain Ted Louis Pendleton
British Dictionary definitions for lucky


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 lucky

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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Idioms and Phrases with lucky
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