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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.


[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.
Also, luckie.
1710-20; luck + -y2 Unabridged
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  • Consider yourself lucky if they reimburse you for your interview expenses at all.
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  • lucky people expect good things to happen, and when they do they embrace them.
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  • The turnaround from submitting an article to its publication can be a year or two, if you are lucky.
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.

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Idioms and Phrases with lucky
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