Origin of muckerprobably ; from German mucker, low person ; from mucken, to grumble ; from Middle High German mugen, to roar ; from Indo-European an unverified form mug- (from source Classical Latin mugire, to roar) ; from base an unverified form mu-: see mope
- (UK, slang, southern) friend
- Fancy a pint, me old mucker?
- (slang, Northern Ireland) friend or acquaintance
- How's about ye mucker? = How are you?
- A person who removes muck (waste, debris, broken rock, etc.), especially from a mine, construction site, or stable.
- (archaic, derogatory) A low or vulgar labourer.
- Mucker, in the friendly senses, is used almost exclusively by a man to another man.
(third-person singular simple present muckers, present participle muckering, simple past and past participle muckered)
- (obsolete) To scrape together (money, etc.) by mean labour or shifts.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.