tuck·​shop ˈtək-ˌshäp How to pronounce tuckshop (audio)
: a confectioner's shop : confectionery

Examples of tuckshop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many girls would buy beef patties and warm coco bread from a tiny tuckshop on the premises—all food that I was forbidden. Safiya Sinclair, The New Yorker, 31 July 2023 Mavis Mapako, 42, a mother of five, shutdown her tuckshop when President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a nationwide lockdown in May. Nyasha Chingono, CNN, 18 June 2020

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Word History


British tuck food, confectionery

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tuckshop was in 1857

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“Tuckshop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuckshop. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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