[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/

adjective, luckier, luckiest.
having or marked by good ; fortunate:
That was my lucky day.
happening fortunately:
a lucky accident.
bringing or foretelling good , or supposed to do so:
a lucky penny.
[luhk-ee] /ˈlʌk i/
noun, plural luckies. Scot.
a familiar name applied to an elderly woman, especially a grandmother; granny.
a familiar name applied to a woman, as one’s wife or a barmaid.
adjective luckier, luckiest
having or bringing good fortune
happening by chance, esp as desired

mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, “likely to bring luck;” from luck + -y (2). Meaning “occurring by chance” is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as “failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate.” Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of “Your Hit Parade” on radio.


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