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lucky1

[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
adjective, luckier, luckiest.
1.
having or marked by good luck; fortunate:
That was my lucky day.
2.
happening fortunately:
a lucky accident.
3.
bringing or foretelling good luck, or supposed to do so:
a lucky penny.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; luck + -y1
Related forms
luckiness, noun
Synonyms
1. favored. See fortunate. 3. auspicious, propitious, favorable.
Antonyms
1. unfortunate.

lucky2

[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
noun, plural luckies. Scot.
1.
a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
2.
a familiar name applied to a woman, as one's wife or a barmaid.
Also, luckie.
Origin
1710-20; luck + -y2
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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

lucky

/ˈlʌkɪ/
adjective luckier, luckiest
1.
having or bringing good fortune
2.
happening by chance, esp as desired
Derived Forms
luckily, adverb
luckiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lucky
adj.

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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