mucky


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

muck

 (mŭk)
n.
1. A moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth.
2. Moist farmyard dung; manure.
3. Dark fertile soil containing decaying vegetable matter.
4. Something filthy or disgusting.
5. Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining.
6. The pile of discarded cards, as in poker: threw his hand into the muck.
v. mucked, muck·ing, mucks
v.tr.
1. To fertilize with manure or compost.
2. To make dirty, especially with muck.
3. To remove muck or dirt from (a mine, for example).
4. To fold (one's hand) in a card game, especially by pushing one's cards away.
v.intr.
To muck one's hand in a card game.
Phrasal Verbs:
muck about Chiefly British
To spend time idly; putter.
muck up Informal
To bungle, damage, or ruin.

[Middle English muk, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse myki, dung.]

muck′i·ly adv.
muck′y adj.

mucky

(ˈmʌkɪ)
adj, muckier or muckiest
1. dirty
2. of or like muck
ˈmuckily adv
ˈmuckiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mucky - (of soil) soft and waterymucky - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
2.mucky - dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

mucky

adjective dirty, soiled, muddy, filthy, messy, grimy, mud-caked, bespattered, begrimed, skanky (slang) The design means that you can't see the odd mucky mark.

mucky

adjective
Of, relating to, or covered with slime:
Translations
وَسِخ، قَذِر
špinavýzaneřáděný
møgbeskidt
óòrifalegur
çok pis

mucky

[ˈmʌkɪ] ADJ (muckier (compar) (muckiest (superl))) (= muddy) → lleno de barro, embarrado; (= filthy) → sucio, asqueroso, mugroso (LAm)
keep your mucky paws off!¡no toques con esas manazas tan sucias!
to get mucky (= muddy) → llenarse de barro, embarrarse; (= filthy) → ponerse hecho un asco, ensuciarse
to get sth mucky (= muddy) → llenar algo de barro, embarrar algo; (= filthy) → dejar algo hecho un asco, ensuciar algo
you're a mucky pup!¡qué cochinote eres!

mucky

[ˈmʌki] adj (= dirty) → boueux/euse, sale

mucky

adj (+er)dreckig (inf), → schmutzig; soil etcmatschig; to get oneself/something all muckysich/etw ganz dreckig (inf)or schmutzig machen; you mucky thing or pup! (Brit inf) → du Ferkel! (inf); keep your mucky paws off! (hum inf)nimm deine dreckigen Pfoten weg! (inf)

mucky

[ˈmʌkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (muddy) → fangoso/a; (filthy) → sudicio/a, sporco/a, lordo/a

muck

(mak) noun
dung, filth, rubbish etc. farm yard muck.
ˈmucky adjective
muck about/around
1. to do things without any definite plan.
2. to fool around.
muck out
to clean (a stable).
References in classic literature ?
His mother wer just soa - we wer a'most too mucky to sow t' corn for makking her breead.
She consented; and she even brought me a clean towel to spread over my dress, "lest," as she said, "I should mucky it.
A little corrupt, venal, lord-and-king-cursed nation, full or mucky pride (as they say in shire), and helpless pauperism; rotten with abuses, worm-eaten with prejudices
The air was nauseous with the dank mucky odour that cooked out of the mangrove swamp.
For the over-16s the My Own Mucky Challenge was designed for participants who wanted to take the course at their own pace and have some fun.
Young lads sooner faff their iPhones tablets mucky pitch But it strikes me that sport has ceased to be genuine physical competition between fit young people keen to beat their rivals.
The lucky winner (and it wasn't me) was invited to the match, had a lovely lunch and some mucky beer, and then enjoyed watching Boro secure themselves a place in the Premiership.
The bags are made of waterrepellent cordura or waxed cotton, which hose down easily if mucky.
He's smelly and mucky, that's not a surprise Considering the stuff on which, all day, he lies.
Lady Chatterley's Lover BBC1 9pm Let's not beat about the er, bush, we all love a costume drama but we'll mostly be watching for the mucky language and saucy scenes.
The key market for the Mucky consists of all public and private municipal waste chain companies in Europe.
It was dark, the bus windows were mucky, the roads were unfamiliar and I missed my stop, meaning a long walk back.