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knackered

[nak-erd] /ˈnæk ərd/
adjective, British Slang.
1.
exhausted; very tired:
He is really knackered after work.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; knacker to tire (attenuation of earlier sense “to kill”; cf. knacker def. 1) + -ed2
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  • Getting home after work totally knackered and not falling asleep halfway through.
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knackered

/ˈnækəd/
adjective (Brit, slang)
1.
exhausted; tired out
2.
worn out; no longer working, esp after long or hard use
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Word Origin and History for knackered
adj.

"worn out, tired," past participle adjective from knacker (v.).

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