One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a pair of mucky boots’
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
informal cruddy, grungy, yucky, icky, gloopy, crummy
British informal manky, gungy, grotty
Northern Irish informal bogging
NZ Australian informal scungy
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