Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
  2. (noun, person) a sewer who tucks
  3. (noun, person) United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
  4. (noun, person) United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
  5. (verb, body) wear out completely
    I'm beat
    He was all washed up after the exam

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Tucker

Derivations: tuck

Hyponyms: frazzle, kill, play

Hypernyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, sewer, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary, yoke

Origin of the word Tucker

  1. "piece of lace worn around the neck," 1688, from M.E. tokker "tucker, one who dresses or finishes cloth" (see tuck). more
  2. "to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (pp. of tuck (v.)), which had, in ref. to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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