pooped out

exhausted, out of breath. The word is probably an imitation of the sound of puffing and blowing, although there is a theory that it derives from British sail-ors' slang for a ship being swamped by a 'poop' wave. In its current sense it was originally a North American term, spreading to Australia and Britain in the 1960s.
► too pooped to pop

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • pooped out — pooped [pooped] [puːpt] [puːpt] (also ˌpooped ˈout) adjective not before noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pooped out — Pooped out, a. pooped[c]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pooped (out) — 1. mod. exhausted; worn out. (Said of a person or an animal.) □ I’m really pooped out. □ The horse looked sort of pooped in the final stretch. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ How much of that stuff does it take to get pooped? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pooped out — {adj.}, {slang} Worn out; exhausted. * /Everyone was pooped out after the hike./ * /The heat made them feel pooped out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pooped\ out — adj slang Worn out; exhausted. Everyone was pooped out after the hike. The heat made them feel pooped out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pooped out — worn out, exhausted We spent all day painting the house and were pooped out by the time we got home …   Idioms and examples

  • pooped out — adj. tired; fatigued; exhausted …   English slang

  • pooped — [pu:pt] adj also .pooped out [not before noun] AmE informal very tired = ↑exhausted ▪ I was really pooped by the end of the day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pooped — Synonyms and related words: all in, anemic, apathetic, asthenic, ausgespielt, beat, beat up, beaten, benumbed, blase, bloodless, bone weary, bored, bushed, chicken, cowardly, dead, dead and alive, dead tired, deadbeat, debilitated, dog tired, dog …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pooped — /poohpt/, adj. Informal. fatigued; exhausted: I m too pooped to go shopping today. Also, pooped out. [1930 35; Amer.; POOP2 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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