Tuck name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tuck

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tuck
A long, narrow sword; a rapier.

Etymology: F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German origin, and akin to E. stock. See Stock

noun Tuck
The beat of a drum.

Etymology: Cf. Tocsin

verb Tuck
  1. To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.
  2. To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
  3. To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.
  4. Etymology: Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to touch. Cf. Tocsin

    To full, as cloth.(Prov. Eng)

Etymology: OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull up, tuck up, entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with a short and quick motion, and E. tug. See Tug

verb Tuck
To contract; to draw together.
noun Tuck
  1. A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.
  2. A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; -- called also tuck-net.
  3. A pull; a lugging.(Obs)See Tug.
  4. [Naut] The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
  5. Food; pastry; sweetmeats.(Slang)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
  2. A narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
  3. (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
  4. Eatables (especially sweets)
  5. Draw together into folds or puckers
  6. Fit snugly into ("tuck your shirttail in")
  7. Make a tuck or several folds in ("tuck the fabric" and "tuck in the sheet")

From Middle English tuken, touken (“to torment, to stretch (cloth)”), from Old English tūcian (“to torment, vex”) and Middle Dutch tucken (“to tuck”), both from Proto-Germanic *teuh-, *teug- (“to draw, pull”) (compare also *tukkōną), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull”). Akin to Old High German zucchen (“to snatch, tug”), zuchôn (“to jerk”), Old English tēon (“to draw, pull, train”). Doublet of touch.

  1. An act of tucking; a pleat or fold. [From late 14thC.]
  2. (sewing) A fold in fabric that has been stitched in place from end to end, as to reduce the overall dimension of the fabric piece.
  3. A curled position.
  4. (medicine, surgery) A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin.
  5. (music, piano, when playing scales on piano keys) The act of keeping the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.
  6. (diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body.
  7. (nautical) The afterpart of a ship, immediately under the stern or counter, where the ends of the bottom planks are collected and terminate by the tuck-rail.

From Old French estoc (“rapier”), from Italian stocco (“a truncheon, a short sword”)

  1. (archaic) A rapier, a sword.

Compare tocsin.

  1. The beat of a drum.

Old Occitan tuc (“uncooked”).

  1. (Britain, dated) Food, especially snack food.

    tuck was also found in the following language(s): Manx

    Notable Persons Named Tuck

    Notable Persons Named Tuck

    Tuck Yew Lui

    Tuck Yew Lui is an office holder. Tuck was born on August 16th, 1961 in Singapore.

    Tuck Stainback

    Tuck Stainback was an athlete. Tuck was born on August 4th, 1911 in Los Angeles. He died on November 29th, 1992.

    Tuck Turner

    Tuck Turner was an athlete. Tuck was born on February 13th, 1866 in New Brighton, Staten Island. Tuck is also known as Turner and George A.. He died on July 16th, 1945.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tuck

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tuck

    Matthew Tuck

    Matthew Tuck is a heavy metal music, metalcore, thrash metal, and hard rock musician. He has been prominent since 1998.

    Justin Tuck

    Justin Tuck is a football player. Justin was born on March 29th, 1983 in Kellyton, Alabama.

    Jessica Tuck

    Jessica Tuck is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Jessica was given the name Jessica Ines Tuck on February 19th, 1963.

    Roland Robert Stanford Tuck

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    Morgan Tuck

    Her ongoing career started in 2012. Morgan was born on April 30th, 1994 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Jon Tuck

    Jon was born on August 28th, 1984 in Chalan Pago-Ordot, Guam, United States. He died on October 31st, 2067.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tuck U.S.
      White 77.63% 64.26%
      African American 16.80% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tuck

    People with the last name Tuck are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Tuck

  1. How Popular is the name Tuck? Tuck is the 27,393rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tuck was the 3,560th most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tuck have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204 babies born with the first name Tuck in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tuck to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tuck? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Tuck first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tuck is Monday, January 2nd, 1871.
  5. What year had the most people named Tuck born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tuck was in 2013 with a total of 29 babies.
  6. Random Tuck Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tuck is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name in 2016.
  7. Weird things about the name Tuck: The name spelled backwards is Kcut. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Uctk. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tuck? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,018 people with the last name Tuck.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tuck? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Tuck as their last name.
  10. Tuck name meaning

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