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

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 Removing your shoes at the door prevents the yucky stuff stuck to soles from being tracked through the house. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2022 The easiest way to get rid of yucky residue is to use a toilet cleaner made specifically for hard water stain removal, like Scrubbing Bubbles Power Stain Destroyer. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 The easiest way to get rid of yucky residue is to use a toilet cleaner made specifically for hard water stain removal, like Scrubbing Bubbles Power Stain Destroyer. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 The easiest way to get rid of yucky residue is to use a toilet cleaner made specifically for hard water stain removal, like Scrubbing Bubbles Power Stain Destroyer. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 The easiest way to get rid of yucky residue is to use a toilet cleaner made specifically for hard water stain removal, like Scrubbing Bubbles Power Stain Destroyer. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 Seldom has the natural tendency of artists to mine themselves for creative material been pushed to such exquisitely yucky extremes. Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 The people who love it are growing ever grayer, and French parents are no longer bringing up their young to appreciate a taste that any normal child instinctively finds yucky (god knows, mine does). Joshua Levine, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Nov. 2021 The absurdity of the entire 90ish-person organization, which is famous for transactional relationships with studios among other yucky things, has been well-documented. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of yucky

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yucky

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Last Updated

10 Aug 2022

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“Yucky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yucky. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for yucky

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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