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[muhk-er] /ˈmʌk ər/
Slang. a vulgar, illbred person.
Informal. a person who often does or says the wrong thing; bungler.
(especially in mining) a person who removes muck.
Origin of mucker
1890-95, Americanism; muck + -er1
Related forms
muckerish, adjective
muckerism, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for mucker
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  • The meaning of that monotonous count finally percolated to the mucker's numbed perceptive faculties.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I want you to forget about that—this morning, and not think I am a galoot and a mucker.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • What the mucker beard of that conversation made him prick up his ears.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • In my business you find that the man who reads books, comes a mucker!

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham
  • Something strange rose in the mucker's breast at the thought he had just voiced.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Because—they sometimes make a mucker of the cork job, and then the label's wasted.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • "Why, where we seen her last, of course," replied the mucker.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I pray God I may be in one at the end, if I am to make a mucker.

  • "Well, whether youse meant it or not, it's so," said the mucker.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Anybody would have done itanybody who wasnt a mucker, I mean.

    The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen
British Dictionary definitions for mucker


(mining) a person who shifts broken rock or waste
(Brit, slang)
  1. a friend; mate
  2. a coarse person
Derived Forms
muckerish, adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for mucker



A crude and unreliable man; lout: cheap muckers with fine bodies

[1891+; fr German, ''sanctimonious bigot'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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