Pluck Definition

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plucked, plucking, plucks
To remove or detach by grasping and pulling abruptly with the fingers; pick.
Pluck a flower; pluck feathers from a chicken.
American Heritage
To pluck a musical instrument.
Webster's New World
To drag or snatch; grab.
Webster's New World
To pull feathers or hair from.
To pluck a chicken, pluck eyebrows.
Webster's New World
To pull; tug; snatch.
Webster's New World
An act of pulling; tug.
Webster's New World
An animal's heart, liver, lungs, and windpipe, used for food.
Webster's New World
Courage to meet danger or difficulty; fortitude.
Webster's New World
pluck up
  • to rouse one's (courage)
Webster's New World

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Origin of Pluck

  • Middle English plukken from Old English pluccian probably from Vulgar Latin piluccāre ultimately from Latin pilāre from pilus hair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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