- a person or device that makes tucks
- a neck and shoulder covering worn with a low-cut bodice by women in the 17th and 18th cent.
- later, a detachable collar or chemisette of thin muslin, etc.
- Austral., Slang food
Origin of tuckerMiddle English toukere, person who dresses cloth stretched on tenterhooks ; from touken: see tuck
Origin of tuckerprobably ; from tuck, in obsolete sense “to punish, rebuke”
- One that tucks, especially an attachment on a sewing machine for making tucks.
- A piece of linen or frill of lace formerly worn by women around the neck and shoulders.
transitive verbtuck·ered, tuck·er·ing, tuck·ers Informal
Origin of tuckerPerhaps from tuck1.
(third-person singular simple present tuckers, present participle tuckering, simple past and past participle tuckered)
- To tire out or exhaust a person or animal.
- (countable) One who or that which tucks.
- (uncountable, colloquial, Australia, New Zealand) Food.
- (countable) Lace or a piece of cloth in the neckline of a dress.
Middle English tokker (“one who dresses or finishes cloth”)