tuckered (out)

adj
exhausted. This is originally an Ameri-can term deriving from an archaic sense of the verb 'tuck', signifying rebuke or reproach. (In Old English tuck also had the sense of to ill-treat.) Now, as heard in such phrases as 'plumb tuckered out', the word has folksy overtones.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • tuckered out — [adj] tired asleep, beat*, burned out*, collapsing, dead on one’s feet*, dogtired*, done for*, done in*, drained, drooping, droopy, drowsy, enervated, exasperated, exhausted, fatigued, finished, overworked, played out*, pooped*, run down, sleepy …   New thesaurus

  • tuckered out — [[t]tʌ̱kə(r)d a͟ʊt[/t]] also tuckered ADJ GRADED If you are tuckered or tuckered out, you are extremely tired. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] You must be tuckered out after that bus trip across the country …   English dictionary

  • tuckered out — adjective tired, exhausted, worn out; spent After a day of hauling concrete, she was pretty well tuckered out …   Wiktionary

  • tuckered out — short of breath, panting, puffing    Timmy was tuckered out after jogging with his father …   English idioms

  • tuckered out — Synonyms and related words: all in, beat, beat up, beaten, bone weary, bushed, dead, dead and alive, dead tired, deadbeat, dog tired, dog weary, done, done in, done up, drained, exhausted, fagged out, gone, knocked out, played out, pooped, pooped …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tuckered out — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. tired, exhausted, worn out, weary, fatigued, *wiped out, spent, drained, *pooped, *dog tired. ANT.: invigorated, energized …   English dictionary for students

  • be tuckered out — N. Amer. informal exhaust; wear out. → tucker …   English new terms dictionary

  • out — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ūt; akin to Old High German ūz out, Greek hysteros later, Sanskrit ud up, out Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) in a direction away from the inside or center < went out into the garden > (2) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tuckered — see tuckered out …   English dictionary

  • tuckered — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Informal Extremely tired. Also used with out: bleary, dead, drained, exhausted, fatigued, rundown, spent, tired out, wearied, weariful, weary, worn down, worn out. Informal: beat, bushed. Slang: done in, fagged… …   English dictionary for students

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