un·​tucked ˌən-ˈtəkt How to pronounce untucked (audio)
chiefly US
: not tucked into something (such as a pair of pants)
an untucked shirt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sloan walked around with his belt buckle hanging loose and his shirt mostly untucked. J.c. Hallman, The New Republic, 11 June 2020 There will be no untucked shirts. Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, 8 Oct. 2021 Camila's statement belt Leaving your top untucked and layering a thick belt over it immediately gives your outfit that authentic retro feel. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 9 Mar. 2023 Dishes cluttering the dining table, blankets strewn over the floor, chairs untucked. Holly Barker, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2022 The minimalist bean burrito ($4) is the best of the best, with lush refried beans served in tortillas left untucked and open on the ends. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2021 Then the company reshot the photography for its website, showing models wearing the pants with sneakers and the shirts untucked. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 4 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untucked was in the 15th century

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“Untucked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untucked. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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