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tucker1

[tuhk-er] /ˈtʌk ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that tucks.
2.
a piece of linen, muslin, or the like, worn by women about the neck and shoulders.
4.
a sewing machine attachment for making tucks.
5.
Australian, food.
Origin of tucker1
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English tokere. See tuck1, -er1

tucker2

[tuhk-er] /ˈtʌk ər/
verb (used with object), Informal.
1.
to weary; tire; exhaust (often followed by out):
The game tuckered him out.
Origin
1825-35, Americanism; tuck1 + -er6

Tucker

[tuhk-er] /ˈtʌk ər/
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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  • You remember the tucker boy was foolish and set fire to the hay, 'Wanted to see it burn,' he told the town marshal.

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • The interior of the houses at tucker was no more pleasing than the exterior.

    In the Forbidden Land Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • But I must confess, gentlemen, that tucker rather took my breath away to-day.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • tucker had a dreadful passage of sixteen days with perpetual storms.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • Mr. tucker was the only one who took my part or befriended me.

British Dictionary definitions for tucker

tucker1

/ˈtʌkə/
noun
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.
(Austral & NZ, old-fashioned) an informal word for food

tucker2

/ˈtʌkə/
verb
1.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) (transitive; often passive) usually foll by out. to weary or tire completely
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Word Origin and History for tucker
n.

"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1680s, from Middle English tokker "tucker, one who dresses or finishes cloth" (see tuck).

v.

"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (past participle of tuck (v.)), which had, in reference to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." Related: Tuckered; tuckering.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tucker

tuchis

Related Terms

tokus

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with tucker

tucker

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