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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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  • The Queen had forbidden her to say “damn” or “bloody” but about “mucky” she had received no instructions.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • When it was almost as deep as his boot tops he got stuck in the oozy, mucky mud.

    My Father's Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Trees, for the orchard, should never be grown upon a mucky or peaty soil.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • She had stepped in one mucky spot and left a sharp impression.

    Freckles Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Pete's shins slammed against it, then he dropped on it and plowed up the mucky soil with the top of his head.

    Motor Matt's Air Ship Stanley R. Matthews
  • Anyway, not mucky stories about a handsome stranger coming along just because a girl's car busts down.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • As elsewhere observed, peaty and mucky soils do not produce roots of a character well adapted to transplanting into upland soil.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
  • When a beer barrel begins to fiz out o' t' bung hoil, tha' mun let it fiz a bit, thof't mak a mucky slop, or it'll bust t' barrel.

  • The Calla will attain its highest perfection if planted in a rich, mucky soil, obtained from a swamp or bog.

    Your Plants James Sheehan
British Dictionary definitions for mucky


adjective muckier, muckiest
of or like muck
Derived Forms
muckily, adverb
muckiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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