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PronunciationEdit

  • lŭkʹē, IPA(key): /ˈlʌki/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌki

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lukky, equivalent to luck +‎ -y. Cognate with Scots lucky (lucky), West Frisian lokkich (lucky, fortunate), Dutch gelukkig (lucky, forntunate, happy). Compare also Danish lykkelig (happy), Swedish lycklig (happy, lucky).

AdjectiveEdit

lucky (comparative luckier or more lucky, superlative luckiest or most lucky)

  1. (of people) Favoured by luck; fortunate; having good success or good fortune
    a lucky adventurer
    The downed pilot is very lucky to be alive.
  2. Producing, or resulting in, good fortune
    a lucky mistake
    a lucky cast
    a lucky hour
    Synonyms: favorable, auspicious, fortunate

QuotationsEdit

  • 1989, Howard Ashman, “Under the Sea”, The Little Mermaid, Walt Disney Feature Animation
    They sad ’cause they in their bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate

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