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tucker

As a noun, a tucker is either someone who sews tiny pleats in fabric or an old-fashioned fabric insert in the neck of a dress. As an informal verb, tucker means "exhaust or tire."

If you're a tucker, you're a sewer or a stitcher. And if you wear an antique dress, it may have a tucker made of lace or linen that's sewn into its neckline. These days, you're more likely to hear tucker used as a verb. A long day at the zoo may tucker out your four-year-old cousin. Experts believe that this New England slang might stem from tucker, an informal verb used to mean "exhaust a dog."

Definitions of tucker
  1. noun
    a sewer who tucks
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    type of:
    sewer
    someone who sews
  2. noun
    a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress
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    type of:
    yoke
    fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  3. verb
    wear out completely
    synonyms: beat, exhaust, tucker out, wash up
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    types:
    frazzle
    exhaust physically or emotionally
    play
    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
    kill
    tire out completely
    type of:
    fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
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