Definition of mucker in English:

mucker

Line breaks: muck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌkə
 
/

noun

  • 1A person who removes dirt and waste, especially from mines or stables.
    More example sentences
    • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Phrases

come a mucker

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

Origin

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

More definitions of mucker

Definition of mucker in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space