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tuckered out

Exhausted, very tired, as in I was all tuckered out after that game. The precise origin of this usage is not known. [Colloquial; 1820s]

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Historical Examples

  • There lay the little 'tuckered-out' man, as smilin' as a basket o' chips!

    My Fire Opal, and Other Tales

    Sarah Warner Brooks