muck

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mok, muk, from Old Norse myki, mykr (dung) or less likely Old English *moc (in hlōsmoc (pigsty dung)) (compare Icelandic mykja and Danish møg ("dung")), 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 μύξα (múxa, mucus, lamp wick), Ancient Greek μύκης (múkēs, mushroom)), from *(s)mewg, mewk 'to slip'. More at meek.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muck (usually uncountable, plural mucks)

  1. Slimy mud, sludge.
    The car was covered in muck from the rally race.
    I need to clean the muck off my shirt.
  2. Soft (or slimy) manure.
  3. Anything filthy or vile. Dirt; something that makes another thing dirty.
    What's that green muck on the floor?
  4. Grub, slop, swill
  5. (obsolete, derogatory) Money.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:money
  6. (poker) The pile of discarded cards.
  7. (Scotland, slang) Heroin.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:heroin
  8. (slang) Semen.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:semen

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Verb[edit]

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.
  5. (Australia, informal) To vomit.
    Move out of the way, I think I'm gonna muck.

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Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of muc

Mutation[edit]

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.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

muck (uncountable)

  1. dung, manure, muck

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To dirty, foul

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From mucka (to protest).

Noun[edit]

muck n (indeclinable)

  1. (colloquial) an objection, a protest
  2. (colloquial, bleached) discernable part of an utterance
Usage notes[edit]
  • The second sense is usually used in the expression inte höra/begripa ett muck (”not hear/understand a thing”).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Tavringer Romani muck (free), from Romani muk- (to let, to release, to leave). Related to Sanskrit मुञ्चति (muñcati, to release, to free, to let go).

Noun[edit]

muck c

  1. (military, colloquial) demobilization
Declension[edit]
Declension of muck 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative muck mucken
Genitive mucks muckens
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References[edit]

  • muck in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • Gerd Carling (2005), “muck”, in Romani i svenskan: Storstadsslang och standardspråk, Stockholm: Carlsson, →ISBN, page 92

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muck

  1. Kiss sound, mwah