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[yuhk-ee] /ˈyʌk i/
adjective, yuckier, yuckiest. Slang.
thoroughly unappetizing, disgusting, or repugnant.
Origin of yucky
1965-70; yuck1 + -y1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for yucky
  • Yes, taking this photo was a yucky task but the filter was doing its intended job.
  • Friends and family refuse to take any away to put on their gardens, because it's yucky and full of weeds.
  • Here is your opportunity to do some slimy, slithery, yucky sci ence experiments.
  • Some may think it is yucky because the fruit has not been washed.
  • Here is your chance to do some slimy, slithery, yucky science experiments.
British Dictionary definitions for yucky


adjective yuckier, yuckiest, yukkier, yukkiest
(slang) disgusting; sickening; nasty
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Word Origin and History for yucky

1970, from yuck (1) + -y (2). Related: Yuckiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for yucky


  1. A vacillating person; one who has no firm convictions: Feldstein's sudden turnaround makes the president look like a yo-yo (1958+)
  2. A stupid and obnoxious person; jerk, nerd: Some yo-yo yells ''What happened, you bum?'' (1970+ Teenagers)


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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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