- to weary; tire; exhaust (often followed by out): The game tuckered him out.
Origin of tucker2
Examples from the Web for tuckered
Exhaustion can come in one of two ways: either the supply is exhausted, or the body simply is too tuckered out.If Rob Ford Really Smoked Crack, He’d Have a Hell of a Time Governing Toronto
May 29, 2013
At last I got her to go to bed, and she was all tuckered out, and went to sleep.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
You ran a big cargo of liquor in this wagon, which is why your plugs are tuckered out.The Law-Breakers
"I said to Mamie I knew you'd be tuckered out," she observed.Rosemary
Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.A Tramp Abroad, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
There were three men on the steamer and they were just about tuckered out.The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay
- 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 tuckered
"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 tuckered
see best bib and tucker.