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View synonyms for tuck-shop

tuck-shop

[ tuhk-shop ]

noun

, British.
  1. a shop where pastry, candy, or the like is sold.


tuck shop

noun

  1. a shop, esp one in or near a school, where food such as cakes and sweets are sold


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tuck-shop1

First recorded in 1855–60

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Example Sentences

One of the easiest ways of discovering a person's social status at school is by watching his behaviour in the tuck-shop.

He was not yet known among the school in general; and it was only in Buller's that small boys gave tongue in the tuck-shop.

In the tuck-shop they acted as avenging angels sent to punish a wicked world.

On his way to the tuck shop, Ben, the captain of the Fifteen, came up and spoke to him.

And for want of anything better to do, he mouched down to Ruffer's, the unofficial tuck-shop.

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