Associations to the word «Plucked»

Wiktionary

PLUCKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of pluck
PLUCKED, adjective. (of something with feathers, hair etc.) Having had these items removed by plucking.
PLUCKED, adjective. (of the strings of an instrument) Played by plucking.
PLUCKED, adjective. Having courage and spirit; plucky.

Dictionary definition

PLUCKED, adjective. Of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum.
PLUCKED, adjective. Having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl; "a plucked chicken"; "an unfeathered goose".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats