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muck

noun \ ˈmək \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of muck

1 :soft moist farmyard manure
2 :slimy dirt or filth
3 a :defamatory remarks or writings
b :rubbish, nonsense
  • mindless muck
4 a (1) :dark highly organic soil
(2) :mire, mud
b :something resembling muck :gunk
5 :material removed in the process of excavating or mining

mucky

play \ˈmə-kē\ adjective

Examples of muck in a Sentence

  1. Clean that muck off your shoes.

  2. spattered with muck from the pigpen

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Origin and Etymology of muck

Middle English muk, perhaps from Old English -moc; akin to Old Norse myki dung

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muck

verb

Definition of muck

transitive verb
1 a :to clean up; especially :to clear of manure or filth usually used with out
b :to clear of muck
2 :to dress (something, such as soil) with muck
3 :to dirty with or as if with muck :soil
intransitive verb
1 :to move or load muck (as in a mine)
2 a :to engage in aimless activity usually used with about or around
b :putter, tinker usually used with about or around
  • mucking around with his computer
c :interfere, meddle usually used with about or around

mucker

noun

Examples of muck in a Sentence

  1. you can't work in the garden and not expect to muck your clothes

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First Known Use of muck

14th century

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MUCK Defined for English Language Learners

muck

noun

Definition of muck for English Language Learners

  • : wet dirt or mud

  • : solid waste from farm animals

  • : something that is disgusting


MUCK Defined for Kids

muck

noun \ ˈmək \

Definition of muck for Students

1 :mud, mire
2 :soft moist barnyard manure
3 :dirt 2, filth


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