Definition of mucky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌki/

adjective (muckier, muckiest)

1Covered with dirt or filth: he took off his mucky boots
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  • Whether going forward or in defence these three were everywhere, covering every mucky blade of grass.
  • Muttering and cursing to herself she pulls herself upright and finds that her trousers are covered in mucky water from a bowl that has been left on the floor.
  • There was a field beside the road, half mucky dirt and clods, and half graying grass struggling for vitality.
British informal manky, gungy, grotty
Northern Irish informal bogging
Australian/New Zealand informal scungy
literary besmirched
rare feculent
1.1 informal Corrupt or sordid: a mucky mix of political wheeler-dealing and multinational corruption
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  • Still, at least we can rely on Richard Curtis to sparkle fairy dust on the mucky world of politics - he's writing a screenplay about the G8 summit.
  • Let us escape from the mucky world of politics for a day and enjoy the cleaner healthier world of heavy engineering.
  • Through it all, there have been two constants: the Queen is pragmatic and restrained, and the media is all over every mucky story.
1.2British informal Mildly pornographic: mucky books
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  • On the first page of Allison's Awakening, one of the mucky books on my bedside shelf, the publishers warn that ‘this book is a work of fiction.’
  • Can we expect any more mucky animal porn tasks in this new series?
  • Xinhua, China's official news agency, reports that one of its staffers was offered mucky clips as a purchase incentive when he asked for a demo of the video.



Pronunciation: /ˈmʌkɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • The muckiness is intensified on warmer days when the snow and ice melts into a brown slush.
  • Smiley is matter-of-fact about the muckiness of farm life: castrating piglets, spreading dangerous chemicals and eternal scrubbing.
  • Amongst the muckiness of poverty, walking past shops with aisles of dusty goods, along an empty road, I come across a man whistling.

Words that rhyme with mucky

clucky, ducky, happy-go-lucky, Kentucky, lucky, plucky, yucky

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