1. [14C–mid-19C] in fig. use, money; wealth [the equation of money and dirt].
2. [mid-19C+] a general term covering anything or anyone seen as disgusting, worthless or abhorrent.
3. [late 19C+] rubbish, nonsense.
4. [late 19C+] semen; esp. in phr. spill one’s muck.
5. [1910s+] food or drink, not necessarily unpleasant.
6. [1910s+] as a euph. for shit n.
7. [1940s–50s] rudeness, insults.
[2010s] a very unattractive woman.
[late 19C–1900s] to laugh behind someone’s back.
[mid–late 19C] the fingers.
[late 17C–early 18C] a pile of money ; thus have a good muckhill at one’s doorstep, to be well-off.
1. [1900s–30s] a filthy, unappetizing place or room.
2. [1930s–40s] the anus.
3. [1960s+] (Aus.) the vagina.
[19C] a handkerchief.
[1990s+] a peasant.
[late 19C] a navvy.
[late 19C+] (Aus.) a tin-miner.
[mid-19C] a gambler (or anyone else) who has lost all their money.
[early 19C–1910s] one who uses a good deal of obscene language or has a ‘smutty’ mentality.
1. [1910s+] (US) a long-handled shovel; thus muck-sticker, muckstick man, a manual labourer.
2. [1960s] (N.Z.) a shotgun.
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[late 19C+] extremely, utterly; either succeeding a pej., e.g. as sick as muck, or implying one, e.g. as rich as muck.
[1990s+] of a man, to ejaculate, to reach orgasm.
[1990s+] to ejaculate.
[mid-19C+] a hypothetical aristocrat, snobbish and conspicuous in his contempt for lesser mortals, but since he is lord of ‘muck’ he is, in fact, no better than they are.
[late 19C–1900s] (middle-class) a pretentious, unpleasant dinner ‘spotted at the corners with custard powder preparations, and half dozens of stewed prunes, etc, etc’ (Ware).
[1900s] (Aus.) inclined to cause trouble.