bib and tucker

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

Origin of bib and tucker

First recorded in 1740–50

Words Nearby bib and tucker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bib and tucker in a sentence

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

    The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • But she's got on her best bib-and-tucker to-day, and a pinafore with frills to it.

British Dictionary definitions for bib and tucker

bib and tucker

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

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