Dickie tucker

Tucker

[tuhk-er]
noun
1.
Richard, 1915–75, U.S. operatic tenor.
2.
Sophie (Sophie Abruza) 1884–1966, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia.
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tucker1 (ˈtʌkə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that tucks
2.  a detachable yoke of lace, linen, etc, often white, worn over the breast, as of a low-cut dress
3.  an attachment on a sewing machine used for making tucks at regular intervals
4.  old-fashioned (Austral), (NZ) an informal word for food

tucker2 (ˈtʌkə)
 
vb (usually foll by out)
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) to weary or tire completely

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tucker
"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1688, from M.E. tokker "tucker, one who dresses or finishes cloth" (see tuck).

tucker
"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (pp. of tuck (v.)), which had, in ref. to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed."
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