noun British.

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

Origin of tuck-shop

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for tuck-shop

Historical Examples of tuck-shop

  • Then I bet you went to the tuck-shop--and you paid, didn't you?'

  • Next morning in break Gordon passed Buller on his way to the tuck-shop.

  • 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.