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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tucker out.
- adj. tired, exhausted, worn out; spent
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One evening, plumb tuckered out – it had been a dreadful hard hot day, and the bread wouldn't raise and the churning had gone wrong, and I was all irritated and jerky – well, that evening I made mention to dad of this wanting to run of mine.
I gave up at last and bedded down - and had the horrors when I woke to find that Mrs Popplewell was absent and the door ajar, but at that moment I heard her on the landing saying she'd take the tray in herself, 'cos Mistuh Popplewell wuz still abed, plain tuckered out he wuz - this with a lewd giggle for the waiter's benefit - and here she came, fat cheeks wreathed in smiles, bearing vittles and news.