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 out was 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


you can get some downright peculiar tucker deep in the outback

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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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