from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A full meal, especially of dainties; a treat. Also tuck-in.


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  • We ate well and drank better still at the lunch, although we had such a regular tuck-out at breakfast time.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Old Dobbin, his father, who now respected him for the first time, gave him two guineas publicly; most of which he spent in a general tuck-out for the school: and he came back in a tail-coat after the holidays.

    V. Dobbin of Ours

  • We have a good tuck-out, and then only cocoa and buns later on.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl

  • An 'I'd give my earthly prospects for a real good tuck-out aft --

    In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses

  • I'd been getting on all right with the housemaid at the 'Royal' -- she used to have plates of pudding and hot pie for me on the big gridiron arrangement over the kitchen range; and after the third tuck-out I thought it was good enough to do a bit of a bear-up in that direction.

    Over the Sliprails

  • The blacksmith made his appearance, waddling in his walk, looking very calm, and scenting a tuck-out.


  • I had a good tuck-out of mealie-porridge this morning, and three big slices of prime beef frizzled.

    Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer

  • I know: you mean a surprise -- a tuck-out to-night when we come to bed.

    Glyn Severn's Schooldays

  • Mr Ebony grinned and danced again, nodding at us both, and saying something in his tongue which sounded to me like, "Now we'll have such a jolly tuck-out;" but of course it was not that, though it evidently meant as much.

    Nat the Naturalist A Boy's Adventures in the Eastern Seas

  • "Won't I have a good tuck-out!" said Tommy Rebow, as he eyed the viands.

    Sunshine Bill


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