AskDefine | Define muck

Dictionary Definition



1 any thick messy substance [syn: sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, ooze]
2 fecal matter of animals [syn: droppings, dung]


1 remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
2 spread manure, as for fertilization [syn: manure]
3 soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden" [syn: mire, mud, muck up]

User Contributed Dictionary



mok, muk, borrowed from myki 'dung'.


  • US: /mʌk/, /mVk/
    Rhymes: -ʌk


  1. Slimy mud.
  2. Soft or slimy manure.


Derived terms



Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki, mykr ‘dung’.


  1. dung, manure, muck


  1. To dirty, foul

Extensive Definition

Muck can refer to:
muck in German: Muck
muck in French: Muck
muck in Dutch: Muck

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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