Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Australian A bag for carrying food, used by a traveler in the bush or by a swagman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bag used for carrying food

Etymologies

From Australian English tucker, food, provisions, from tuck1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Who wants to yarn with a full tucker-bag outside and none under the waistbelt?

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • There's some women that can never see a tucker-bag, even if you hold it right under their noses.

    Children of the Bush

  • Down came a jumbuck to drink beside the billabong Up jumped the swagman and seized him with glee And he sang as he tucked to the jumbuck in his tucker-bag You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda

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  • I've carried a shovel, crowbar, heavy "rammer," a dozen insulators on an average (strung round my shoulders with raw flax) - to say nothing of soldiering kit, tucker-bag, billy and climbing spurs -- all day on a telegraph line in rough country in New Zealand, and in places where a man had to manage his load with one hand and help himself climb with the other; and I've helped hump and drag telegraph-poles up cliffs and sidings where the horses couldn't go.

    Children of the Bush

  • "tucker-bag," and they and the two new arrivals were only comfortably settled round the fire with their pipes going when another shout from beyond the creek announced the arrival of more travellers.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • "Whose is the jumbuck you've got in the tucker-bag?

    Saltbush Bill, J. P.

  • He's all jaw, "the fourth man, who was overhauling the tucker-bag, exclaimed, with a snarl in his voice.

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush

  • You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda You'll come a waltzing Matilda with me \ "Where's the jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker-bag?

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  • \ "Where's the jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker-bag?

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