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mucky

[muhk-ee] /ˈmʌk i/
adjective, muckier, muckiest.
1.
of or like muck.
2.
filthy, dirty, or slimy.
3.
British Informal.
  1. obscene:
    a mucky story.
  2. nasty; mean or contemptible:
    a mucky trick.
  3. (of weather) oppressively humid.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; muck + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for mucky

mucky

/ˈmʌkɪ/
adjective muckier, muckiest
1.
dirty
2.
of or like muck
Derived Forms
muckily, adverb
muckiness, noun
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