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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
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; tuck1 + -er6
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British Dictionary definitions for tuckered

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 tuckered

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 tuckered

tuckered

adjective

Tired (1840s+)


tucker

Related Terms

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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 tuckered

tucker

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