One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘The term tucker presumably developed because they were at first loosely tucked in to the bodice of the dress.’
- ‘The way he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker, was an outrage on the credulity of human nature.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be tuckered out
Exhaust; wear out.
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, spentView synonyms
- ‘They fell asleep with their mouths open on the way home, innocent and tuckered out.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘Well, we are tuckered out and couldn't figure out which bus take,’ I said.’
- ‘You can imagine that this leaves me somewhat tuckered out at the end of a given day.’
- ‘Victoria noted this uncharacteristic compliance, and asked, ‘Are you all tuckered out, sweetie?’’
- ‘The two of them were so tuckered out it didn't take much.’
- ‘After the celebration, at midnight, everybody was all tuckered out and one by one, went off to bed.’
- ‘It was still early, but the boy was tuckered after the long day of excitement.’
- ‘At the two hour mark I was really getting pretty tuckered out, and began making silly mistakes.’
- ‘He was plumb tuckered out and very glad Charlie had talked him out of the trip to the lower pastures.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘‘She had a big day at her great-grandma's birthday party, and she's pretty tuckered out,’ Miranda said.’
- ‘Others are tuckered out and spend the day resting.’
- ‘Eventually, he tuckered out and fell in a heap on a patch of button weed.’
- ‘Toward the end of the movie, though, even they were worn out; plum tuckered by the endless repetition.’
- ‘Working women are more likely than their male colleagues to be tuckered out when they get home.’
- ‘Max, always tuckered out these days, fell asleep.’
- ‘I've got to get going, I'm a bit tuckered out from a rousing game of Bridge.’
- ‘After half an hour of this, he was tuckered out and wandered off.’
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