yucky

adjective
\ˈyə-kē \
variants: or less commonly yukky
yuckier also yukkier; yukkiest

Definition of yucky 

: repugnant, distasteful also : unpleasant, disagreeable felt yucky a yucky chore

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Examples of yucky in a Sentence

The water was dirty and smelled yucky. I felt yucky after eating all that cake.

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Meanwhile, my dear husband is still chugging down yucky protein shakes and losing a pound a minute. Aarti Sanan, Redbook, "Weekend Woes: How Do You Get Motivated?," 17 Jan. 2012 Shutting out these unwelcome intruders and making your home inhospitable to their yucky habits is the secret to keeping them away for good. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Roaches," 7 Feb. 2018 How did two nice people get into such a yucky business? Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "Eeewww! Business of picking lice prospers in Woodbury," 25 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of yucky

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yucky

yuck

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The first known use of yucky was in 1970

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yucky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of yucky

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

: having an unpleasant feeling in your stomach : somewhat sick

yucky

adjective
\ˈyə-kē\
yuckier; yuckiest

Kids Definition of yucky

: causing discomfort, disgust, or a strong feeling of dislike a yucky smell

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