Meaning of tucker in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtʌkə/

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  • 1Australian, New Zealand informal mass noun Food.

    • ‘what's the best tucker for setting you up for a job?’
    • ‘The second kind of food, bush tucker, is not as readily available.’
    • ‘For thousands of years bush tucker was the only food eaten in Australia - food that hopped, crawled, slithered or grew in a land populated entirely by indigenous people.’
    • ‘Is your research suggesting that land management, spending more time in the bush, eating bush tucker, is a serious health strategy that could really make a difference?’
    • ‘And classic Aussie tucker isn't forgotten either, if this is what you're after it's worth heading to the Roadkill cafe, a favourite with international visitors!’
    • ‘The day will feature informal workshops on face painting and wool weaving, information displays, kids activities and a BBQ of traditional tucker.’
  • 2historical A piece of lace or linen worn in or around the top of a bodice or as an insert at the front of a low-cut dress.

    ‘The way he went after that plump sister in the lace tucker, was an outrage on the credulity of human nature.’
    • ‘The term tucker presumably developed because they were at first loosely tucked in to the bodice of the dress.’


[with object]informal North American usually be tuckered out
  • Exhaust; wear out.

    • ‘he is bewildered and tuckered out with the waiting’
    • ‘Others are tuckered out and spend the day resting.’
    • ‘‘Well, we are tuckered out and couldn't figure out which bus take,’ I said.’
    • ‘Working women are more likely than their male colleagues to be tuckered out when they get home.’
    • ‘He was plumb tuckered out and very glad Charlie had talked him out of the trip to the lower pastures.’
    • ‘Toward the end of the movie, though, even they were worn out; plum tuckered by the endless repetition.’
    • ‘After half an hour of this, he was tuckered out and wandered off.’
    • ‘Once he is tuckered out his opponent will take over and win easily.’
    • ‘Eventually, he tuckered out and fell in a heap on a patch of button weed.’
    • ‘You can imagine that this leaves me somewhat tuckered out at the end of a given day.’
    • ‘Victoria noted this uncharacteristic compliance, and asked, ‘Are you all tuckered out, sweetie?’’
    • ‘The two of them were so tuckered out it didn't take much.’
    • ‘I've got to get going, I'm a bit tuckered out from a rousing game of Bridge.’
    • ‘‘She had a big day at her great-grandma's birthday party, and she's pretty tuckered out,’ Miranda said.’
    • ‘Max, always tuckered out these days, fell asleep.’
    • ‘Hearing the sound of snoring, she turned around and saw that Robert had fallen asleep, having tuckered himself out from all the excitement.’
    • ‘By late Sunday afternoon, it had started to rain, and many of us were pretty tuckered out, so this work didn't proceed as rapidly as we had hoped.’
    • ‘After the celebration, at midnight, everybody was all tuckered out and one by one, went off to bed.’
    • ‘It was still early, but the boy was tuckered after the long day of excitement.’
    • ‘They fell asleep with their mouths open on the way home, innocent and tuckered out.’
    • ‘At the two hour mark I was really getting pretty tuckered out, and began making silly mistakes.’
    tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent