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Origin of tuck

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English t(o)uken “to stretch (cloth), torment,” Old English tūcian “to torment”; akin to Middle Low German tucken “to tug,” German zucken “to jerk”; see tow1

OTHER WORDS FROM tuck

un·tucked, adjective

Other definitions for tuck (2 of 4)

tuck2
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Informal.

Origin of tuck

2
By shortening and respelling

Other definitions for tuck (3 of 4)

tuck3
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Archaic.
a rapier, estoc, or other thrusting sword.

Origin of tuck

3
First recorded in 1500–10; earlier tocke, apparently phonetic variant of obsolete stock “sword,” from Italian stocco, from German Stock “stick”; cognate with stock

Other definitions for tuck (4 of 4)

tuck4
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Chiefly Scot.
a drumbeat or the sound of one beat on a drum.

Origin of tuck

4
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English tukken “to beat, sound (said of a drum),” from Middle French (north) toker “to strike, touch”; see touch
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British Dictionary definitions for tuck (1 of 4)

tuck1
/ (tʌk) /

verb
noun
See also tuck away, tuck in

Word Origin for tuck

C14: from Old English tūcian to torment; related to Middle Dutch tucken to tug, Old High German zucchen to twitch

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (2 of 4)

tuck2
/ (tʌk) /

noun
archaic a rapier

Word Origin for tuck

C16: from French estoc sword, from Old French: tree trunk, sword, of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (3 of 4)

tuck3
/ (tʌk) dialect /

noun
a touch, blow, or stroke
verb
(tr) to touch or strike
(intr) to throb or bump

Word Origin for tuck

C16: from Middle English tukken to beat a drum, from Old Northern French toquer to touch; compare tucket

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (4 of 4)

Tuck
/ (tʌk) /

noun
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