bib and tucker


noun

clothes: to dress in one's best bib and tucker.

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Origin of bib and tucker

First recorded in 1740–50

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Example sentences from the Web for bib and tucker

  • First, though, I'm going to tell young Bib-and-Tucker over there a thing or two about his new toy.

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British Dictionary definitions for bib and tucker

bib and tucker

noun

informal an outfit of clothes (esp in the phrase best bib and tucker)
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