- 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: Middle English toukere, person who dresses cloth stretched on tenterhooks from touken: see tuck
Origin: prob. from tuck, inch(es) obsolete sense “to punish, rebuke”
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- 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 verb tuck·ered, tuck·er·ing, tuck·ers Informal
Origin: Perhaps from tuck1.
, Richard 1914?-1975.
, Sophie 1884-1966.