Definitions for muckmʌk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. moist farmyard dung; manure.

  2. a highly organic dark or black soil, often used as a manure.

    Category: Agriculture

  3. mire; mud.

  4. filth, dirt, or slime.

  5. defamatory or sullying remarks.

  6. Informal. a state of confusion; mess:

    to make a muck of things.

  7. Chiefly Brit. Informal. something of no value; trash.

    Category: Informal, British

  8. earth, rock, or other useless matter removed in excavation or mining.

    Category: Mining

  9. (v.t.)to manure.

    Category: Agriculture

  10. Informal. to make dirty; soil (often fol. by up).

  11. to remove muck from (often fol. by out).

  12. Informal. to make a mess of; bungle (often fol. by up).

    Category: Informal

  13. muck about or around,Informal. to idle; waste time.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

Origin of muck:

1200–50; ME muc, muk < ON myki cow dung




Princeton's WordNet

  1. sludge, slime, goo, goop, gook, guck, gunk, muck, ooze(noun)

    any thick, viscous matter

  2. droppings, dung, muck(verb)

    fecal matter of animals

  3. muck(verb)

    remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

  4. manure, muck(verb)

    spread manure, as for fertilization

  5. mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

    "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"


  1. muck(Noun)

    Slimy mud.

  2. muck(Noun)

    Soft or slimy manure.

  3. muck(Noun)

    dirt; something that makes another thing dirty.

    What's that green muck on the floor? It looks like an alien.

  4. muck(Verb)

    To shovel muck.

    We need to muck the stable before it gets too thick.

  5. muck(Verb)

    To do a dirty job.

  6. muck(Verb)

    To make an error or do a bad job.

    You really mucked up that job.

  7. muck(Verb)

    To pass .

  8. Origin: From mok, muk, from myki, mykr (compare Icelandic mykja), from (s)meug (compare Welsh mign, Latin mucus, mucere, Latvian mukls, Ancient Greek mýxa 'mucus, lamp wick', mýkes 'fungus'), from *(s)meug, meuk 'to slip'. More at meek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muck

    abbreviation of Amuck

  2. Muck(noun)

    dung in a moist state; manure

  3. Muck(noun)

    vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps

  4. Muck(noun)

    anything filthy or vile

  5. Muck(noun)

    money; -- in contempt

  6. Muck(adj)

    like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork

  7. Muck(verb)

    to manure with muck


  1. Muck

    Muck is a soil made up primarily of humus from drained swampland. It is known as black soil in The Fens of eastern England, where it was originally mainly fen and bog. It is used there, as in the United States, for growing specialty crops such as onions, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Holland Marsh, north of Toronto, Ontario, is the site of the Muck Crops Research Station, a part of the University of Guelph. Muck farming on drained bogs is an important part of agriculture in New York, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Florida, where mostly vegetables are grown. American "muckers" often have roots from the Netherlands or Eastern Europe, where their ancestors practiced a similar type of farming. The soils are deep, dark colored, and friable, often underlain by marl, or marly clay. The muckland of Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, which covers the counties of Orleans, Niagara, and Genesee, is thought to be the largest continuous section of muckland in the world. Muck farming is controversial, because the drainage of wetlands destroys wildlife habitats and results in a variety of environmental problems. It is unlikely that any more will be created in the United States, because of environmental regulations. It is prone to problems, such as the fact that it is very light and usually windbreaks must be provided to keep it from blowing away when dry. It also can catch fire and burn underground for months. Oxidation also removes a portion of the soil each year, so it becomes progressively shallower. Some muck land has been reclaimed for wildlife preserves.

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Translations for muck

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dung, filth, rubbish etc

farm yard muck.

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