yucky

adjective \ ˈyə-kē \
variants: or less commonly yukky
Updated on: 24 Feb 2018

Definition of yucky

yuckier also yukkier; yukkiest
: 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.

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Origin and Etymology of yucky

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YUCKY Defined for English Language Learners

yucky

Definition of yucky for English Language Learners

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

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


YUCKY Defined for Kids

yucky

adjective \ ˈyə-kē \

Definition of yucky for Students

yuckier; yuckiest
: causing discomfort, disgust, or a strong feeling of dislike
  • a yucky smell


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