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Tuckered out

Posted by Lotg on May 16, 2003

I've just realised that when I speak I use so much Aussie slang, that many of my sentences are held together with these sayings and slang terms. Hmmm, no doubt partly attributable to my Wangaratta upbringing. I could worry about it, or I could simply not care. I'm going with the latter.

Anyway, the latest query I have is the term 'tuckered out' which I use reasonably often when telling someone I'm tired, exhausted or I've had enough.

How and where did this term originate? Why 'tuckered' out?