tuck·​er | \ ˈtə-kər How to pronounce tucker (audio) \
tuckered; tuckering\ ˈtə-​k(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce tuckering (audio) \

Definition of tucker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: exhaust often used with outwas all tuckered out after a long day's work



Definition of tucker (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a piece of lace or cloth in the neckline of a dress
2 : one that tucks
3 chiefly Australia : food

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Examples of tucker in a Sentence

Noun you can get some downright peculiar tucker deep in the outback
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Lastly, to improve muscular endurance, or how long a muscle can work before tuckering out, most experts recommend training with 2-3 sets of 12 or more reps. SELF, "Your Guide to Increasing the Weight You Lift," 10 May 2019 The morning of bobbing and weaving in the parade seemed to have left him tuckered out. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Joe Biden is back for an encore. Will he at last command center stage?," 25 July 2019 The picture shows an adorable Psalm dressed in a white onesie and surrounded by a plaid blanket, looking perfectly tuckered out with his eyes closed. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Kim Kardashian shares adorable first close-up photo of son Psalm," 10 June 2019 The soft ratings also add insult to injury for Perry, who’s likely tuckered out after a relentless and difficult press cycle for her latest album, Witness, which received middling reviews. Yohana Desta, vanityfair.com, "The V.M.A.s Went Up Against Game of Thrones and Failed Miserably," 30 Aug. 2017 Photo: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal Attention, people too tuckered out to make dinner and anyone who eats way too much Chipotle: There’s now an oven that will cook you a fresh meal—pretty much on its own. Geoffrey A. Fowler, WSJ, "Taste Test: The Oven That Makes Dinner Without You," 12 July 2017 Christ Lutheran School Age Care Summer Camp City: Costa Mesa Phone: 949 548-6866 This camp, which offers daily drop-in, full-week, and all-summer options, is guaranteed to tucker out any kid. Joelle Casteix, Orange County Register, "Need a camp for only a one or two day child-care emergency? Check these out.," 28 Mar. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Hang’ is a fascinatingly oblique piece by the British scribe debbie tucker green that lasts just 75 minutes. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "14 Chicago shows to see now," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tucker


1833, in the meaning defined above


1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tucker


obsolete English tuck to reproach + -er (as in batter entry 1)

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The first known use of tucker was in 1688

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tuck·​er | \ ˈtə-kər How to pronounce tucker (audio) \
tuckered; tuckering

Kids Definition of tucker

: to cause to tire The long hike tuckered me out.

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to spread as a report or rumor

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