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 (kən-tŭk′ē) Abbr. KY or Ky. or Ken.
A state of the east-central United States. It was admitted as the 15th state in 1792. Daniel Boone's Transylvania Company made the first permanent settlement in the area in 1775. By the Treaty of Paris (1783) the territory became part of the United States. Frankfort is the capital and Louisville the largest city.

Ken·tuck′i·an adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) a state of the S central US: consists of an undulating plain in the west, the Bluegrass region in the centre, the Tennessee and Ohio River basins in the southwest, and the Appalachians in the east. Capital: Frankfort. Pop: 4 117 827 (2003 est). Area: 102 693 sq km (39 650 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ken., Ky. or KY (with zip code)
2. (Placename) a river in central Kentucky, rising in the Cumberland Mountains and flowing northwest to the Ohio River. Length: 417 km (259 miles)
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(kənˈtʌk i)

1. a state in the E central United States. 4,041,769; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort.Abbr.: KY, Ken., Ky.
2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River. 259 mi. (415 km) long.
Ken•tuck′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Kentucky - a state in east central United StatesKentucky - a state in east central United States; a border state during the American Civil War; famous for breeding race horses
Mammoth Cave National Park - a national park in Kentucky having a large cavern and an underground river
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Bowling Green - a town in southern Kentucky
capital of Kentucky, Frankfort - the capital of Kentucky; located in northern Kentucky
Lexington - a city in eastern Kentucky; noted for raising thoroughbred horses
Louisville - the largest city in Kentucky; located in north central Kentucky on the Ohio river; site of the Kentucky Derby
Owensboro - a town in northwestern Kentucky on the Ohio River; a tobacco market
Paducah - a town in western Kentucky on the Ohio River
Cumberland River, Cumberland - a river that rises in southeastern Kentucky and flows westward through northern Tennessee to become a tributary of the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky
Tennessee River, Tennessee - a river formed by the confluence of two other rivers near Knoxville; it follows a U-shaped course to become a tributary of the Ohio River in western Kentucky
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Much like in high school, where if you needed more money after pocket money had run out, you would either reduce your buying of crisps at the tucky, as opposed to stealing money from your fellow cube mate.
It followed around 50 letters of objection being submitted by residents, who raised concerns about the impact on a footpath, known locally as 'Tucky Lane', which is regularly used by pupils walking to Elfed High School.
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His greatest pleasures in later years was walking in the woods with his German Shepherds, Tucky and Lucy Belle.
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The funny thing is, Otto formed a solid "bromance" with my sister's fourth dog, a scruffy, 10-pound terrier-mix who looks a little like a blond Otto "Mini-Me." Tucky is a playful, social dog, maybe two or three years old.
But my mother and dad were both from Ken tucky, and every summer my mom and I and my brother would go to Kentucky so she could visit, and so I was in the middle of these two radically different cultures.
TUCKY BUZZARD - THE COMPLETE TUCKY BUZZARD HAVING come to the end of their psychedelic path, The End decided on a change of musical direction and with it a change of name too, arising from the ashes as Tucky Buzzard in 1970.