yucky

adjective
\ ˈyə-kē How to pronounce yucky (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web For young people, for kids, there's this fascination about things that are yucky or gross or disgusting. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska father speaks out after his kids find traditional dishes listed in book of ‘disgusting’ foods," 28 Feb. 2020 To be fair, a maggot-infested foot is an exceptionally yucky case for the characters on The Good Doctor to encounter. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "'The Good Doctor' Fans Wish They Could "Unsee" Part of Last Night's Episode," 24 Sep. 2019 What's the plus?Here are all the new Disney+ shows and movies, from 'Mandalorian' to 'High School Musical' As the Jawas crack open the egg and taste its yucky yellow yolk, the Mandalorian and Kuiil retrieve the parts and reconstruct the ship. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'The Mandalorian' recap: Transporting a fugitive isn't exactly kids' play ... or is it?," 15 Nov. 2019 Those yucky tennis courts, which basically went unused since the park was built in the 1970s, are now gone and a new playground is in its place. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Community park gets a facelift: Whit & Whimsey," 6 Sep. 2019 Did that dirty bus have the nerve to splash you all over with yucky street water? Nandi Howard, Essence, "Let Rickey Thompson Convince You To Snag That New Alexander Wang," 13 June 2019 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 Did that dirty bus have the nerve to splash you all over with yucky street water? Nandi Howard, Essence, "Let Rickey Thompson Convince You To Snag That New Alexander Wang," 13 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of yucky

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yucky

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“Yucky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yucky. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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yucky

adjective
How to pronounce yucky (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of yucky

informal
: 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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