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muck +‎ -er



mucker (plural muckers)

  1. (Britain, slang, Southern England, Northern Ireland) friend, acquaintance
    Fancy a pint, me old mucker?
  2. (slang, British Army) A comrade; a friendly, low-ranking soldier in the same situation.
    Go and talk to your mucker!
  3. A person who removes muck (waste, debris, broken rock, etc.), especially from a mine, construction site, or stable.
  4. (archaic, derogatory) A low or vulgar labourer.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mucker, in the friendly senses, is used almost exclusively by a man to another man.


Derived terms[edit]



mucker (third-person singular simple present muckers, present participle muckering, simple past and past participle muckered)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To scrape together (money, etc.) by mean labour or shifts.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mucker in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)