Mucker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mucker mŭk"ẽr A term of reproach for a low or vulgar labor person.
    • v. t Mucker To scrape together, as money, by mean labor or shifts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mucker One who removes muck from stables, etc.
    • mucker To hoard up; heap.
    • mucker To make a mess or muddle of any business; muddle; fail.
    • mucker To be dirty or untidy.
    • n mucker A heavy fall as in the mire or muck.
    • n mucker In Germany, a person of canting and gloomy religious tendencies; specifically.
    • n mucker one of a sect accused of immoral practices, adherents of J. W. Ebel, a clergyman in Königsberg, Prussia, about 1810-39.
    • n mucker A person lacking refinement; a coarse, rough person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Mucker to make a muddle of anything, to fail
    • n Mucker muk′ėr a canting person, a hypocrite, esp. a follower of the sect of J. W. Ebel of Königsberg, suspected of dirty practices.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger.

Usage

In literature:

With a drunken smile he beckoned to the mucker to join them.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
I come from the mucker class myself.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
You know, a London mucker?
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
You say my paper isn't fit for aught but toughs and muckers?
"Rippling Rhymes" by Walt Mason
Old Epps made himself a mucker to-day by sassing some of the gents of the fleet, and the boys are handing him a little something.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
And he called us muckers and declared we were ignorant of the first principles of social ethics.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
For if we make a mucker o' the job, it'll be a hangin' matter sure.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
I hate you all; you're a gang of muckers.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
Not all sheepmen are muckers any more than all cattlemen are gentlemen.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Muckers, wages of, 114.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
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In poetry:

Until a world comes to life —
Morning, the silent bog,
And the God of imagination waking
In a Mucker fog.
"Kerr's Ass" by Patrick Kavanagh
We borrowed the loan of Kerr's ass
To go to Dundalk with butter,
Brought him home the evening before the market
And exile that night in Mucker.
"Kerr's Ass" by Patrick Kavanagh