Definition of mucker in English:


Line breaks: muck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌkə


1A person who removes dirt and waste, especially from mines or stables.
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  • As the lead instructor, owner, operator and stall mucker of KD Stable, I am not afraid of work.
  • I am an adult person, also a horse owner, who is available for part-time or full-time work as mucker or groomer.
  • At age 16, he began working in the mine as a mucker - the dirtiest and most difficult job in the mine.
2British informal A friend or companion: we felt like old muckers
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  • Spent a very pleasant evening last week down the pub with my old mucker Joseph Kaye, a good mate from school.
  • A good chance to spend more time with your old mucker Fraser
  • I was delighted to play alongside him for one last time; I wanted to play with my old mucker before he retired and went home to Iceland.
3US informal , dated A rough or coarse person.
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  • And if you're saying such a stupid thing you're most likely the wickedest mucker in the entire office. Thing is, you don't have to work with or around yourself.
  • These greedy muckers, they would cheat the village of their money and maybe one day they would just rebel and loot the village!
  • Billy was a mucker, a hoodlum, a gangster, a thug, a tough.


Middle English: from muck + -er1; sense 2 probably from the phrase muck in. sense 3 is probably from German Mucker 'sulky person'.


come a mucker

British informal , dated another way of saying come a cropper (see cropper).

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