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tuckered out

Exhausted, very tired, as in I was all tuckered out after that game. The precise origin of this usage is not known. [ ; 1820s ]
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  • Ive got a Yankee side to me as well as a Southern side; sometimes I get tuckered out tryin to combine em.

    The Wayfarers Mary Stewart Cutting
  • "I reckon he's tuckered out," said Abner, tacitly admitting the relationship.

    Helping Himself Horatio Alger
  • If he felt it—well, the Colonel was a corker; if he didn't feel it—well, the Colonel was just about tuckered out.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Then for sure and certain we did get tired, and indeed by the end of a week of it we were well-nigh “tuckered out.”

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • My honey, you're all tuckered out, an' here it's gettin' on to midnight, an' you to go to Englewood by the early car!

    The Definite Object Jeffery Farnol
  • After supper, however, they began to feel the effects of the exciting day, and all expressed themselves “tuckered out.”

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield
  • Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • I can't tackle any more ocians to-night, I am too tuckered out.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • There were three men on the steamer and they were just about tuckered out.

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