lucky

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From Middle English *lukky, *luckie, 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).

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lucky (comparative luckier, superlative luckiest)

  1. Favoured by luck; fortunate; meeting with good success or good fortune. Said of persons.
    a lucky adventurer
    The downed pilot is very lucky to be alive.
  2. Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
    a lucky mistake
    a lucky cast
    a lucky hour

Quotations[edit]

  • 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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