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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English mok, muk, from Old English moc (found in hlōsmoc) and also perhaps Old Norse myki, mykr (dung) (compare Icelandic mykja), from Proto-Germanic *mukī (dung; manure), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mewg-, *mewk- (slick, slippery) (compare Welsh mign (swamp), Latin mūcus (snot), mucere (to be moldy or musty), Latvian mukls (swampy), Albanian myk (mould), Ancient Greek mýxa 'mucus, lamp wick', mýkes 'fungus'), from *(s)mewg, mewk 'to slip'. More at meek.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /mʌk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌk

NounEdit

muck (uncountable)

  1. Slimy mud.
    The car was covered in muck from the rally race.
    I need to clean the muck off my shirt.
  2. Soft or slimy manure.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. dirt; something that makes another thing dirty.
    What's that green muck on the floor?
  4. Anything filthy or vile.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete, derogatory) money
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      the fatal muck we quarrelled for

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VerbEdit

muck (third-person singular simple present mucks, present participle mucking, simple past and past participle mucked)

  1. To shovel muck.
    We need to muck the stable before it gets too thick.
  2. To manure with muck.
  3. To do a dirty job.
  4. (poker, colloquial) To pass, to fold without showing one's cards, often done when a better hand has already been revealed.

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ManxEdit

NounEdit

muck f (genitive singular muickey or muigey, plural mucyn or muckyn or muick)

  1. Alternative form of muc

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
muck vuck unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably of North Germanic origin; compare Old Norse myki, mykr ‘dung’.

NounEdit

muck (uncountable)

  1. dung, manure, muck

VerbEdit

muck (third-person singular present mucks, present participle muckin, past muckit, past participle muckit)

  1. To dirty, foul

TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

muck

  1. Kiss sound, mwah