\ ˈmə-kē How to pronounce mucky (audio) \
muckier; muckiest

Definition of mucky

1 : consisting of, marked by, or full of mud or muck the mucky bottom of a pond The ground was mucky and full of stagnant puddles.— James Alexander Thom
2a : covered in dirt or gunk : dirty, filthy mucky boots
b : offensive to the senses : disagreeable, unpleasant … the pretense that the picture is about decent people caught in a mucky world …— Stanley Kauffmann
c : muggy, humid In the early evening … a thunderstorm rolled through, cleaning out the mucky air.— Rick Steves
d : murky, clouded … the mucky floodwaters crawled through her home.— Dug Begley and Maggie Gordon

Other Words from mucky

muckiness noun
Hardy bulbs hate soppy living conditions and will rot if left sitting in water. They'll tolerate cold far better than muckiness. — Mary Robson

First Known Use of mucky

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Mucky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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