Definition of tucker in English:



  • A piece of lace or linen worn in or around the top of a bodice or as an insert at the front of a low-cut dress.

    See also one's best bib and tucker at bib
    • ‘The way he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker, was an outrage on the credulity of human nature.’
    • ‘The term tucker presumably developed because they were at first loosely tucked in to the bodice of the dress.’


[WITH OBJECT]usually be tuckered out
North American
  • Exhaust; wear out.

    • ‘He was plumb tuckered out and very glad Charlie had talked him out of the trip to the lower pastures.’
    • ‘Toward the end of the movie, though, even they were worn out; plum tuckered by the endless repetition.’
    • ‘Hearing the sound of snoring, she turned around and saw that Robert had fallen asleep, having tuckered himself out from all the excitement.’
    • ‘Once he is tuckered out his opponent will take over and win easily.’
    • ‘I've got to get going, I'm a bit tuckered out from a rousing game of Bridge.’
    • ‘Eventually, he tuckered out and fell in a heap on a patch of button weed.’
    • ‘After the celebration, at midnight, everybody was all tuckered out and one by one, went off to bed.’
    • ‘At the two hour mark I was really getting pretty tuckered out, and began making silly mistakes.’
    • ‘They fell asleep with their mouths open on the way home, innocent and tuckered out.’
    • ‘The two of them were so tuckered out it didn't take much.’
    • ‘Max, always tuckered out these days, fell asleep.’
    • ‘‘She had a big day at her great-grandma's birthday party, and she's pretty tuckered out,’ Miranda said.’
    • ‘Victoria noted this uncharacteristic compliance, and asked, ‘Are you all tuckered out, sweetie?’’
    • ‘‘Well, we are tuckered out and couldn't figure out which bus take,’ I said.’
    • ‘It was still early, but the boy was tuckered after the long day of excitement.’
    • ‘You can imagine that this leaves me somewhat tuckered out at the end of a given day.’
    • ‘Working women are more likely than their male colleagues to be tuckered out when they get home.’
    • ‘Others are tuckered out and spend the day resting.’
    • ‘After half an hour of this, he was tuckered out and wandered off.’
    • ‘By late Sunday afternoon, it had started to rain, and many of us were pretty tuckered out, so this work didn't proceed as rapidly as we had hoped.’
    tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
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