Origin of tucker1
- to weary; tire; exhaust (often followed by out): The game tuckered him out.
Origin of tucker2
- Richard,1915–75, U.S. operatic tenor.
- SophieSophie Abruza, 1884–1966, U.S. singer and entertainer, born in Russia.
Related Words for tuckerdwindle, faint, wither, deteriorate, fail, suffer, rot, weaken, disable, drain, sap, overwork, cripple, weary, fatigue, impoverish, frazzle, exhaust, jade, fray
Examples from the Web for tucker
Contemporary Examples of tucker
“…for mass consumption” is a crucial point that Tucker is making.‘black-ish’ Is the New ‘Modern Family’
October 1, 2014
Their summary was that sex was unlikely to tucker a guy out enough to diminish athletic performance.Does Sex Really Distract Olympians?
February 16, 2014
The youngest member of the US luge team, 18-year-old Tucker West, deserves some attention, too.Media Coverage of Olympic Terror Threats Shines Spotlight on Wrong Players
February 3, 2014
The most recent victim of the synthetic drug chaos is William “Billy” Tucker.
An autopsy report released several days later confirmed that Tucker died of K2.
Historical Examples of tucker
Dressed in his best bib and tucker, he was, beaver hat and all.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The interior of the houses at Tucker was no more pleasing than the exterior.
It was they who gave the Lamas of Tucker information of my intention to go to Lhassa.
Tucker had a dreadful passage of sixteen days with perpetual storms.Union and Democracy
In the "Franklin" Capt. Tucker did some most efficient work.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
- a person or thing that tucks
- a detachable yoke of lace, linen, etc, often white, worn over the breast, as of a low-cut dress
- an attachment on a sewing machine used for making tucks at regular intervals
- Australian and NZ old-fashioned an informal word for food
- (tr; often passive usually foll by out) informal, mainly US and Canadian to weary or tire completely
Word Origin and History for tucker
"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1680s, from Middle English tokker "tucker, one who dresses or finishes cloth" (see tuck).
"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (past participle of tuck (v.)), which had, in reference to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." Related: Tuckered; tuckering.
Idioms and Phrases with tucker
see best bib and tucker.