Meaning and Origin
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- A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Tuck means "A straight double edge sword to do Gods will".
Etymology: F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German origin, and akin to E. stock. See Stock
Etymology: Cf. Tocsin
- 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.
- To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
- 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.
- To full, as cloth.(Prov. Eng)
Etymology: Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to touch. Cf. Tocsin
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
- A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.
- A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; -- called also tuck-net.
- A pull; a lugging.(Obs)See Tug.
- [Naut] The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
- Food; pastry; sweetmeats.(Slang)
- A straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
- A narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
- (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
- Eatables (especially sweets)
- Draw together into folds or puckers
- Fit snugly into ("tuck your shirttail in")
- 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.
- An act of tucking; a pleat or fold. [From late 14thC.]
- (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.
- A curled position.
- (medicine, surgery) A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin.
- (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.
- (diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body.
- (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”)
- (archaic) A rapier, a sword.
- The beat of a drum.
Old Occitan tuc (“uncooked”).
- (Britain, dated) Food, especially snack food.
tuck was also found in the following language(s): Manx