bib and tucker


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

Origin of bib and tucker

First recorded in 1740–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bib and tucker

apparel, clothes, costume, habit, outfit, regalia

Examples from the Web for bib and tucker

Historical Examples of bib and tucker

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for bib and tucker

bib and tucker


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