lucky

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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).

Adjective[edit]

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

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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