Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. odd; strange
  • adj. ugly
  • adj. old
  • adj. uncouth
  • adj. lonely; dreary; unkard

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Odd; strange; ugly; old; uncouth.
  • adj. Lonely; dreary; unkard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unusual; odd; strange; ugly; hence, solitary; dangerous. [Obsolete or provincial.]

Etymologies

From un- + an old past participle form of kithe. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Frank was frightened without knowing why; it was all so "unked," as he would have expressed it, and as he stared about with terrified eyes he seemed to see mysterious forms moving near.

    Our Frank and other stories

  • But a man that's had a deal to do, feels quite unked at first, when he's only got to look and stare about him, and just walk from one room to another, without no employment. '

    Camilla

  • But he continued with his usual steadiness; 'Why, that was but a unked morning we was together so long, ma'am, in my new summerhouse.

    Camilla

  • "It isn't often I like to be fidgetted and followed; but anything's better than being alone in that unked place."

    Fenton's Quest

  • "Oh! I say, don't think about home, Mas 'Don, because if you do, I shall too; it do make me so unked."

    The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens

  • "Ah, it would make you feel a bit unked, my lad," said the boatswain,

    Fitz the Filibuster

  • I am glad you young gents come, for it was getting very unked and queer all alone.

    Fitz the Filibuster

  • "Phew!" he said, with a fresh expiration of the breath; "it's a gashly unked place, and the more you look the unkeder it gets, so here goes."

    Menhardoc

  • "I dessay we could find a lot of things here on this side," said Griggs quietly to the boys, who generally kept with him for companion, "but it would be an unked job with shovel and sieve to clear out one of those cells."

    The Peril Finders

  • "I hope so, sir, but I feel unked like, and as if something's very wrong."

    Sappers and Miners The Flood beneath the Sea

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