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yucky

adjective \ˈyə-kē\

Simple Definition of yucky

  • : causing discomfort, disgust, or a strong feeling of dislike : unpleasant and disgusting

  • : having an unpleasant feeling in your stomach : somewhat sick

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yucky

yuckier also yukkieryukkiest

  1. :  repugnant, distasteful; also :  unpleasant, disagreeable <felt yucky> <a yucky chore>

Examples of yucky in a sentence

  1. The water was dirty and smelled yucky.

  2. I felt yucky after eating all that cake.



Variants of yucky

also yukky play \ˈyə-kē\

Origin of yucky

yuck


First Known Use: 1970

Rhymes with yucky


YUCKY Defined for Kids

yucky

adjective \ˈyə-kē\

Definition of yucky for Students

yuckieryuckiest

  1. :  causing discomfort, disgust, or a strong feeling of dislike <a yucky smell>




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