Definition of tucker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʌkə/


1 [mass noun] Australian /NZ informal Food: what’s the best tucker for setting you up for a job?
Early 19th century: derivative of British English slang tuck 'consume food or drink'
More example sentences
  • 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?
2 historical 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. See also one's best bib and tucker at bib1.
Example sentences
  • 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] (usually be tuckered out) North American informal
Exhaust; wear out: he is bewildered and tuckered out with the waiting
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with tucker

chukka (US chukker), ducker, felucca, mucker, plucker, pucker, pukka, shucker, succour (US succor), sucker, trucker, yucca

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