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[muhk-uh l] /ˈmʌk əl/
adjective, British Dialect
Origin of muckle
Middle English mukel, variant of muchel; see much Unabridged
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  • "I'm no sure if there's muckle practical truth in a' this, deacon," said Andrew, smiling good-naturedly.

  • He looked from the tail of his eye upon 'Meg wi' the muckle mouth.'

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • “Ye had muckle better say an oraamus to Saint Ronald, and fling a saxpence ower your left shouther, master,” said Tronda.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
  • Ye'll get as muckle for ae wish this year as for twa fernyear.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • He shouted with all his power, but the wind whirled away muckle Alick's cries as though they had been baby Gavin's.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • It was a' my grannie's doin', God bless her—for weel he may, an' muckle she needs 't.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Ive as muckle honor for the Laird as on a man o my name—only its our right to have an answer.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Then, said Walter, how muckle are ye to get frae my brother for this job?

    The Entail John Galt
  • He does not regard the Scotchman's "mickle," because he does not stop to consider that the end is a "muckle."

    The Negro Problem Booker T. Washington, et al.
  • Eh, man, yere a muckle baby to lie there, and do naething but squeal.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for muckle


large; much
much; greatly
Word Origin
dialect variant of mickle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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