mucker

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Mucker

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

muck +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʌkə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌkə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

mucker (plural muckers)

  1. (UK, slang, Southern England, Northern Ireland) Friend, acquaintance.
    Fancy a pint, my 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.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[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.
    • 1548, William Forrest, Pleasaunt Poesye of Princelie Practise:
      In tyme of plentie the riche too vpp mucker Corne, Grayne, or Chafre hopinge vppon dearthe.

References[edit]