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dusk·y / ˈdəskē/ • adj. (dusk·i·er, dusk·i·est) darkish in color: dusky red | a dusky complexion. ∎ dated used in euphemistic or poetic reference to black or other dark-skinned people: a dusky Moorish maiden. ∎ poetic/lit. dim: dusky light came from a small window. ∎  used in names of animals with dark coloration, e.g., dusky dolphin, dusky warbler. DERIVATIVES: dusk·i·ly / -kəlē/ adv. dusk·i·ness n.

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duskychokey, croaky, folkie, folky, hokey, hokey-cokey, hoki, jokey, karaoke, Loki, okey-dokey, Okie, pokey, poky, smoky, trochee •adzuki, bouzouki, fluky, kabuki, kooky, pukey, saluki, spooky, Sukie, Suzuki, verrucae •bookie, cookie, hookey, hooky, nooky, rookie •netsuke •clucky, ducky, happy-go-lucky, Kentucky, lucky, mucky, plucky, yucky •bulky, sulky •chunky, clunky, flunkey, funky, hunky, junkie, junky, monkey, punky, spunky •dusky, husky, musky •synecdoche • Malachy • hillocky •bullocky •Andromache, logomachy, theomachy •hummocky • anarchy • monarchy •Cherokee • tussocky •herky-jerky, jerky, mirky, murky, perky, quirky, smirky, turkey •turnkey • Albuquerque

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