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']
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  • 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.
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  • 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 Back to top  
Exhaust; wear out: he is bewildered and tuckered out with the waiting
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  • 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.

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