Definition of mucky in US English:

mucky

adjective

  • Covered with or consisting of dirt or filth.

    ‘guests carried their food on trays to mucky tables’
    • ‘I was walking down the main street and I saw a duck eating a dirty, mucky wet leaf - the poor things are not finding food.’
    • ‘I stood up and kicked some dirt, it formed a mucky cloud.’
    • ‘In mucky work boots and jeans he marched across the carpet of York model agency, sat down in front of the stunning blonde who ran the show and said defiantly: ‘I want you to turn me into a male model.’’
    • ‘The bus hurtled by, spraying a mucky puddle over my shoes.’
    • ‘A million pot-holes, mucky streets, traffic jams topped by heavy showers ensure a two-hour drive to the nearest mall.’
    • ‘I don't know what I'd do without mine, as my back window gets terribly mucky in rainy weather.’
    • ‘The morning light was diffused to a mucky orange by the pollution of the shuddering city.’
    • ‘She is fascinated, for example, by the smell of men - ‘their work clothes and tools and tobacco and mucky boots and sour-cheese socks.’’
    • ‘Muttering and cursing to herself she pulls herself upright and finds that her trousers are covered in mucky water from a bowl that has been left on the floor.’
    • ‘Sunlight swarms through and over the pale-green saw grass, plays along the surface, dives down to the dark, mucky bottom, and spreads back up to engulf our little group.’
    • ‘A number of elderly supporters failed to hold their footing and had to be assisted back up off the mucky ground with their clothing clearly soiled.’
    • ‘We crawled forward through the slimy, mucky, mass.’
    • ‘Across the mucky yard what can only be described as a run down shed, with a tarpaulin roof and a piece of pallet for a gate, was home to four Alsatians.’
    • ‘The ground looked good from the beginning though and even on the mucky entrance to the course carloads of immaculately-dressed beauties were everywhere.’
    • ‘There was a field beside the road, half mucky dirt and clods, and half graying grass struggling for vitality.’
    • ‘The driver's side window opened, which allowed more water to pour into the car and also make it sink further into the mucky bottom of the ditch.’
    • ‘As a child, we had them for particularly rainy days walking to school when, because of their nature, we could splash in puddles with impunity and squelch our way through mucky grass verges.’
    • ‘Tash had been right; they were unlikely to come across anyone in these deserted side-ways, yet they weren't dirty or mucky like the alleys of the city.’
    • ‘Whether going forward or in defence these three were everywhere, covering every mucky blade of grass.’
    • ‘Show officials, stewards, judges and workers were in abundance and the hands-on people could easily be recognised by their mucky boots and ill-fitting, handed down bowler hats.’
    dirty, filthy, grimy, muddy, mud-caked, grubby, messy, soiled, stained, smeared, smeary, scummy, slimy, sticky, sooty, dusty, unclean, foul, begrimed, bespattered, befouled, polluted, squalid, insanitary
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Pronunciation

mucky

/ˈməki//ˈməkē/