One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A provision bag, especially one carried by a swagman.‘he had stolen a sheep, part of which was hidden in his tucker bag’
- ‘After fetching my tucker-bag from the saddlebag attached to the saddle, I sat with my back against a fence post and opened the neck of the bag.’
- ‘"Where's that jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?"’
- ‘Although the cardinal sin was to steal from fellow hoboes, any man who lobbed in with an empty tucker-bag was promptly fed.’
- ‘They usually scored a full tucker bag for the track ahead.’
- ‘Time to grab my tucker bag, jump on my Kangaroo, and head off to the Billabong, for a spot of relaxation with the wife!’
- ‘She waved to everyone she passed as she went into town the next morning to collect her tucker bag, then when she reached the store she rewarded Bill with a kiss.’
- ‘To keep the ever-hungry tucker-bags filled we also went crocodile-shooting.’
- ‘They set off, warm sun on their backs, bellies full of stew, and a roasted leg of mutton each in their tucker bags.’
- ‘If she had been alone she would have slept a little, then rummaged through her tucker bag and eaten a chunk of damper and a handful of dried beef.’
- ‘In those days, a man could spend a week on a station just a visitor, and get his tucker bags filled when he left and possibly a new shirt or boots or even moleskins given to him.’
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