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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
your best bib and tucker
▪ He puts on his best bib and tucker and books a top restaurant for a romantic dinner.
▪ Instead he will, in best bib and tucker, be performing his last official act as the Masters champion.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tucker \Tuck"er\, n.

  1. One who, or that which, tucks; specifically, an instrument with which tuck are made.

  2. A narrow piece of linen or the like, folded across the breast, or attached to the gown at the neck, forming a part of a woman's dress in the 17th century and later.

  3. [See Tuck, v. t.,

  4. ] A fuller. [Prov. Eng.]

    4. [Cf. Tuck, n.,

  5. ] Daily food; meals; also, food in general. [Slang or Colloq.]

    Tobacco, matches, and tucker, the latter comprising almost anything within the province of food.
    --C. L. Money.


Tucker \Tuck"er\, v. t. To tire; to weary; -- usually with out. [Colloq. U. S.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1680s, agent noun from tuck (v.). In Middle English tukere was "one who dresses or finishes cloth," hence the surname.


"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from tucked (past participle of tuck (v.)), which had, in reference to dogs, a slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." Especially with out. Related: Tuckered; tuckering.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context countable English) One who or that which tucks. 2 (context uncountable colloquial Australia New Zealand English) food. vb. To tire out or exhaust a person or animal. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context countable English) Lace or a piece of cloth in the neckline of a dress. 2 (context obsolete English) A fuller; one who fulls cloth.


v. wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam" [syn: exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker out]

Tucker, GA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Georgia
Population (2000): 26532
Housing Units (2000): 10704
Land area (2000): 12.015097 sq. miles (31.118957 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.104207 sq. miles (0.269894 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 12.119304 sq. miles (31.388851 sq. km)
FIPS code: 77652
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 33.851736 N, 84.221524 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 30084
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Tucker, GA
Tucker, MS -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Mississippi
Population (2000): 534
Housing Units (2000): 159
Land area (2000): 3.646410 sq. miles (9.444158 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.015651 sq. miles (0.040535 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.662061 sq. miles (9.484693 sq. km)
FIPS code: 74675
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 32.706559 N, 89.055984 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Tucker, MS
Tucker -- U.S. County in West Virginia
Population (2000): 7321
Housing Units (2000): 4634
Land area (2000): 418.871188 sq. miles (1084.871351 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.238893 sq. miles (5.798707 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 421.110081 sq. miles (1090.670058 sq. km)
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 39.128836 N, 79.597109 W
Tucker, WV
Tucker County
Tucker County, WV
Tucker (2000 TV series)

Tucker is a television family comedy series that aired on NBC from October 2, 2000 to March 27, 2001.


Tucker may refer to:

Tucker (crater)

Tucker is a small lunar impact crater in the southern part of the Mare Smythii. It is located along the eastern limb of the Moon, and from the Earth it is seen nearly from the edge. It lies between the slightly larger crater Lebesgue to the northeast and the flooded Kao to the south-southwest.

This is a small, circular crater formation that is cup-shaped and has a higher albedo than the surrounding dark lunar mare. It is one of the brighter features in the surroundings, which is indicative of a relatively youthful feature that has not undergone significant space weathering. The crater is not significantly eroded or overlain by craters of significance.

Tucker (2005 TV series)

Tucker is an American television program on MSNBC that focused on politics, hosted by Tucker Carlson. The show aired from June 6, 2005–March 14, 2008.

Tucker (surname)

Tucker is a surname of disputed origin.

Tucker (soundtrack)

Tucker is an album by Joe Jackson, released in November 1988 by A&M Records. It is the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film, Tucker: The Man and His Dream. The album earned Jackson a Grammy nomination for Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV.

Tucker (dog)

Tucker is a scat detection dog famous for his ability to find Orca scat from the prow of a boat. A black Labrador retriever mix, he was born in August 2004, and adopted by Conservation Canines in May 2006 from SnoLine Kennels in Arlington, WA. Aside from studying resident Killer whales in Washington State, he has twice been to the Alberta oil sands to survey for Caribou, Grey wolf, and Moose, and he has located iguanas in the Caribbean.

Usage examples of "tucker".

Besides, Sharee seemed rather confident that if difficulties arose, her weather-related magiks could dispose of the Harpers with alacrity, and so the Tucker Forest became our temporary haven while we waited for the name Apropos to fade into the furthest recesses of royal memory.

Tucker shot to his feet, with none of the ungainly awkwardness that usually marked his movements.

I q CHAPTER 9 With a touching awkwardness, Tucker maneuvered around the coffee table and stopped near the center of the long sofa, then stood helpless for a moment, trying to figure out how to sit down without bending his knee.

McAuliff, Sam Tucker, and Alison sat around a small bivouac table, the light of the dying fires flickering across their faces as they talked quietly.

Does Randy Karl Tucker realize that the aliens are in bodacious moldie bodies just down the block?

Skeeter came down the corridor, jangling keys, followed by the night man, who had a pistol in his Booc THEE: Tucker Watts 393 hand.

Tucker crawled over the ridge above the river bank and rolled towards the base of the ceiba trunk.

Thanks to the journalists who were onto Bill Hicks first: Len Belzer, Michael Barnes, Jack Boulware, Bill Brownstein, Lawrence Christon, Michael Corcoran, Bob Daily, Frank DiGiacomo, Robert Faires, Allan Johnson, Gerald Nachman, Mike Sager, Edith Sorenson, Michael Spies, Ernest Tucker, and Rick Vanderknyff.

Michael Tucker war von Beruf Dieb, ein Meister seines Fachs, der die Risiken des Handwerks einkalkulierte.

We have Murder Most Foul: to whit, Mr Dumpty, Boy Blue, Madame Goose, Wibbly, Jack Spratt and now Tommy Tucker.

On the engineering tie-in screen to his left, he saw Trip Tucker standing before the throbbing warp core, looking like an eaglet about to fledge.

Shelby Tucker down on that eyelet spread in his bedroom and following things to their natural conclusion after a quick stop at the drugstore for essentials.

Tucker for payment of three months of a one-year lease on property located at 1411 Freestone Street, Yuba City.

Tucker Thompson, anticipating that his crowd would want to lodge at the Bali Hai, checked the place out and satisfied himself that the rooms were clean and the drinks honest, but then he discovered something that sent icicles right up his spine: the Bali Hai was sometimes overrun by hordes of groupies who wanted to be where the action was, and since many of them were delectable and still in their teens, he could foresee disaster.

The Lieutenant generall in like sort commaunded Captaine Goring and Lieutenant Tucker, with one hundred shot to make a stand in the market place, vntill our forces were wholly imbarked, the Vize-Admiral making stay vvith his Pinnace and certaine boats in the harbour, to bring the said last companie aboord the ships.