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[muhk-ee] /ˈmʌk i/
adjective, muckier, muckiest.
of or like muck.
filthy, dirty, or slimy.
British Informal.
  1. obscene:
    a mucky story.
  2. nasty; mean or contemptible:
    a mucky trick.
  3. (of weather) oppressively humid.
Origin of mucky
1530-40; muck + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His art progresses from mucky, crude line drawings to deftly rendered character sketches.
  • Time is ticking as the crew gathers wood to build makeshift walkways that will be used to cross over the mucky marsh.
  • When the tide went out, dead rats and the skeletons of cars were exposed on the mucky beach.
  • But the contractor can sure be held accountable for putting the high mucky-mucks into an awkward position.
  • Which causes them to morph further, the green turning a mucky brown as the final compounds absorb light.
  • Yet the country's rocky economy and mucky politics are alarming.
  • The roof was in holes and mucky water ran freely through it.
  • When the tide went out, dead rats and the skeletons of cars were exposed on the mucky beach.
  • The substrate must consist of deep mucky soils fed by groundwater seeps, with only modest amounts of open water.
  • The stream environment is silty and mucky indicating slow velocities and extensive sedimentation.
British Dictionary definitions for mucky


adjective muckier, muckiest
of or like muck
Derived Forms
muckily, adverb
muckiness, noun
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