Definition of Muckle

1. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"




Definition of Muckle

1. a. Much.

Definition of Muckle

1. Adjective. (archaic and Northumbria and Scotland) large, massive; much ¹

2. Verb. (US dialectal) To latch onto something with the mouth. ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To talk big; to exaggerate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muckle

1. a large amount [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muckle

muckety-muck
muckety muck
muckety mucks
muckheap
muckheaps
muckhill
muckier
muckiest
muckily
muckiness
mucking
mucking in
mucking up
muckland
mucklands
muckle (current term)
muckled
muckles
muckling
muckluck
mucklucks
muckmidden
muckmiddens
muckology
muckrake
muckraked
muckraker
muckrakers
muckrakes
muckraking

Literary usage of Muckle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"It's no in ma kin muckle, mair ; To make us truly blest : ... /;/. to Davit. 3. And there was muckle fun and jokin, Ye need na doubt ; . ..."

2. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"muckle maun a gude heart thole. A clean heart will suffer much ere it break. ... muckle mou'd folk hae hap to their meat. Spoken by or to them who come ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1841)
"THE 'muckle HOUSE.' 1 IT has ever been the custom, friend KNICKERBOCKER, for men, whether in a civil or uncivilized state, to pay a decent respect to ..."

4. Select Writings of Robert Chambers by Robert Chambers (1847)
"In came a pair o' muckle muckle hands, and sat down on the sma' sma' arms ; And aye she sat, &c. In came a sma' sma' neck, and sat down on the braid braid ..."

5. Scottish Notes and Queries by John Malcolm Bulloch (1890)
"Among the closing verses Wattie justifies his acceptance of muckle Mou'd Meg by ... And muckle good blood frae that union has flowed, And mony a brave ..."

6. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"It's no in ma kin muckle, mair ; To make us truly blest : ... /;/. to Davit. 3. And there was muckle fun and jokin, Ye need na doubt ; . ..."

7. Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, and Popular Rhymes of Scotland by Andrew Cheviot (1896)
"muckle maun a gude heart thole. A clean heart will suffer much ere it break. ... muckle mou'd folk hae hap to their meat. Spoken by or to them who come ..."

8. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1841)
"THE 'muckle HOUSE.' 1 IT has ever been the custom, friend KNICKERBOCKER, for men, whether in a civil or uncivilized state, to pay a decent respect to ..."

9. Select Writings of Robert Chambers by Robert Chambers (1847)
"In came a pair o' muckle muckle hands, and sat down on the sma' sma' arms ; And aye she sat, &c. In came a sma' sma' neck, and sat down on the braid braid ..."

10. Scottish Notes and Queries by John Malcolm Bulloch (1890)
"Among the closing verses Wattie justifies his acceptance of muckle Mou'd Meg by ... And muckle good blood frae that union has flowed, And mony a brave ..."

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