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Definition of "tucker" [tuck•er]

  • One that tucks, especially an attachment on a sewing machine for making tucks. (noun)
  • A piece of linen or frill of lace formerly worn by women around the neck and shoulders. (noun)
  • Informal To make weary; exhaust. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tucker" in a sentence
  • "June 10th, 2008 1: 36 pm ET he's not being paid to be on the commitee. tucker is lame, and a liar, and a ridiculous republican."
  • "He also called tucker a dick which was even funnier."
  • "An exquisite portrait of Louis Philippe's Queen, Marie Amelia, by the early Victorian painter Winterhalter (whose paintings are again by the revival of fashion coming into favour) shows this fine old _grande dame_ in black velvet dress covered with three graduated flounces of Brussels lace, cap and lappets and "tucker" of the same lace, lace fan, and, sad to relate, a scarf of English machine-made net, worked with English run embroidery!"