See also: Lucky

EnglishEdit

 
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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), German glücklich (happy).

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.
    Synonyms: fortunate, successful; see also Thesaurus:lucky
    a lucky adventurer
    The downed pilot is very lucky to be alive.
    • 1989, Howard Ashman (lyrics), Alan Menken (music), “Under the Sea”, in The Little Mermaid:
      They sad ’cause they in their bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate
  2. Producing, or resulting in, good fortune
    Synonyms: favorable, auspicious, favorable, fortunate; see also Thesaurus:auspicious
    a lucky mistake
    a lucky cast
    a lucky hour

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