adj Bad, disgusting. This food tastes yucky. 1970s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • yucky — yuck y, a. repugnant or distasteful. [slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yucky — (adj.) 1970, from YUCK (Cf. yuck) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Yuckiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • yucky — [adj] disgusting abominable, awful, beastly, crappy*, creepy, cruddy*, crummy*, detestable, distasteful, foul, funky*, grody*, gross, gruesome, hideous, icky*, loathsome, lousy, nasty, nauseating, odious, offensive, raunchy, repugnant, repulsive …   New thesaurus

  • yucky — ☆ yucky [yuk′ē ] adj. yuckier, yuckiest Slang unpleasant, disgusting, etc …   English World dictionary

  • yucky — UK [ˈjʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms yucky : adjective yucky comparative yuckier superlative yuckiest informal dirty, ugly, or unpleasant a really yucky green …   English dictionary

  • yucky — also yukky adjective (yuckier; also yukkier; est) Etymology: yuck Date: 1970 repugnant, distasteful; also unpleasant, disagreeable < felt yucky > < a yucky chore > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yucky — yuck|y [ˈjʌki] adj informal extremely unpleasant ▪ They painted the bathroom a yucky green colour. ▪ The food was yucky …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • yucky — adjective informal extremely unpleasant: a yucky colour | The food was yucky …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • yucky — f jaki] mod. nasty. □ What is this yucky pink stuff on my plate? □ This tastes yucky …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • yucky — yuck (also yuk) informal ► EXCLAMATION ▪ used to express strong distaste or disgust. ► NOUN ▪ something messy or disgusting. DERIVATIVES yucky (also yukky) adjective. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

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