un·​tucked | \ ˌən-ˈtəkt How to pronounce untucked (audio) \

Definition of untucked

chiefly US
: not tucked into something (such as a pair of pants) an untucked shirt

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Everett, the aspiring rap artist, managed to make the rounds in an untucked white polo shirt and a backpack, but that didn’t stop him from applying for a half dozen positions within the first 30 minutes of the job fair. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Hope in Englewood’s streets: Hundreds line up looking for work at ‘Jobs on the Block’ career fair," 22 Aug. 2019 Dante, looking relaxed after a month and a half traveling in Southeast Asia with friends, was dressed in black slacks and an untucked blue button down dress shirt. Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times, "Can Dante de Blasio Save His Father’s Presidential Campaign?," 12 July 2019 The second suspect is seen wearing glasses, a blue baseball cap and an untucked blue button-up shirt with dark pants. Leonardo Castañeda, The Mercury News, "Suspects sought in armed robbery of Gilroy jewlery store," 6 July 2019 Woodstock is the quintessential Vermont town, and this festival has a marvelous, untucked elegance. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "Dan Chiasson," 6 June 2019 Parking his black Cadillac Escalade in front of a tiny home with a Zillow value of about $25,000, Morrissey stepped out in jeans and an untucked shirt. Washington Post, "Issues of race and scandal pulse through Virginia primary contest," 6 June 2019 Here's what one fan had to say: Beautiful bright color and nice deep pockets that do not come untucked! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Raving That Prime Bedding's Deep Pocket Fitted Sheets Never Come Untucked," 2 Oct. 2018 So, for the love of sleeping well at night and not waking up at 3 a.m. because your top sheet came untucked and now your feet are suddenly exposed, do not use one. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "For The Love Of Good Sleep, Stop Using A Top Sheet," 3 Nov. 2018 Worn untucked, the top gives the length needed for a bit of extra coverage (key to making curve-hugging leggings office appropriate). Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Wear Leggings to Work This Fall," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of untucked

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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chiefly US : not tucked into something (such as your pants)

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