- Rhymes: -ʌkə(r)
mucker (plural muckers)
- (Britain, slang, Southern England, Northern Ireland) friend, acquaintance
- Fancy a pint, me old mucker?
- (slang, British Army) A comrade; a friendly, low-ranking soldier in the same situation.
- Go and talk to your mucker!
- A person who removes muck (waste, debris, broken rock, etc.), especially from a mine, construction site, or stable.
- (archaic, derogatory) A low or vulgar labourer.
- Mucker, in the friendly senses, is used almost exclusively by a man to another man.
- (friend): See Thesaurus:friend
- (obsolete, transitive) To scrape together (money, etc.) by mean labour or shifts.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Udall to this entry?)
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)