Knackered meaning

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Very tired; exhausted.
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(brit., slang) Very tired; exhausted.
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(UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, slang) Tired or exhausted.

I can't go out tonight — I'm knackered.

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Simple past tense and past participle of knacker.
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(UK, Ireland, South Africa, colloquial) Broken, inoperative.
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Origin of knackered

  • From British slang knacker to kill, wear out, tire from knacker

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From "ready for the knacker's yard" or "fit to be knackered", meaning "worn-out livestock, fit to be slaughtered and rendered".

    From Wiktionary

  • From the verb knacker.

    From Wiktionary