Tuckered Out

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Country of Origin: America

Tuckered Out means;

  • exhausted
  • tired out
  • worn out

A little bit about Tuckered Out
If you’ve ever watched a B-grade feature western from the 1930′s and 40′s, you might have heard the expression “tuckered out”.

“Plumb tuckered out” has the same meaning, the word “plumb” just makes the “tuckered out” stronger, it’s an intensifier.

‘Tucker’ is a colloquial New England word, coined in the early 19th century, meaning ‘to tire’ or ‘to become weary’. ‘Tuckered out’ is just a straightforward use of that. ‘Tuckered out’ is rarely seen alone. Courtesy of CajunQueen at UrbanDictionary.com

“I’ve been on my feet all day long, I’m plumb tuckered out!”

Listen to the expression “tuckered out”.

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Shirty

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This word is reserved for someone who is;

  • bad tempered
  • annoyed
  • angry
  • short tempered

And shows it!

For example,

A father might say to a son “Don’t get shirty with me!” when the son is giving him a bit of lip (back chatting) for not getting his way.

A husband might get a bit shirty with his wife for taking so long to get ready.

Listen to word shirty.

Slang – Dictionary Definition
A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

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Blue and Bluey

Country of origin: Australia

blue heeler pup  petcarevision.comThe terms “blue” and “bluey” have a number of meanings in Australia. Let’s look at a few.

Blue can mean;

  • A fight: “Him and his mate had a blue yesterday”
  • A mistake: “I made a blue”

Bluey can mean;

  • A person with red hair,
  • An Australian Cattle Dog or Blue Heeler,
  • A blue-bottle jellyfish (gives a nasty sting),
  • A heavy wool or felt jacket worn by mining and construction workers.

Listen to the words blue and bluey

Slang – Dictionary Definition
A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.

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