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Tuck-shop

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tuck-shop (slang) a confectioner's or a pastry-cook's shop
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tucian, to pull; cog. with Low Ger. tukken, Ger. zucken; also with A.S. teón, Ger. ziehen, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

Remember how I used to run over from my folks to tuck you into bed in your little room above the shop, Pete?
"Snow-Blind" by Katharine Newlin Burt
A dim little shop and shabby, modestly tucked away in the shadows of the Rue Brie.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
There is a jolly tuck shop in the town.
"His Big Opportunity" by Amy Le Feuvre
Go and have a tea at the tuck-shop, and put it down to my account.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
I'm going to see if I can find some of 'em near the tuck-shop.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
There she was, standing at the door of her shop with her sleeves tucked up; joints of meat and carcasses hung all round.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
There is no tuck shop between this and the Court.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
He paused again at a fashionable florist's shop tucked deftly in among the theatres of central Broadway.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Down to the tuck shop sped Judith.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
Meanwhile, Plunger and Moncrief minor were thrown into a state of great excitement by finding letters awaiting them at the adjacent tuck-shop.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
What can you know about tuck when there's no shop for chocolate and Turkish Delight and things like that?
"The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice" by E. V. Lucas
Spectators were moving to the tuck-shop to drown grief or express elation.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
He accordingly paid a visit to the school tuck-shop, where he expended two shillings and sixpence on assorted confectionery.
""Pip"" by Ian Hay
He tucked his check in his pocket and went on a shopping trip for a plane.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
They laughed and chatted like two boys in a tuck-shop.
"Edgar Saltus: The Man" by Marie Saltus
Rodney Elmore had an excellent time upon the Broads, towards which the tuck-shop takings, in a measure, contributed.
"A Master of Deception" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

T he withering stares and judge-y commentary of certain consignment-shop clerks are notorious, so it's no surprise that some women choose to unload their clothes elsewhere—like new members-only cyber­market Bib & Tuck (bibandtuck.com).
It's a tiny place, tucked away in a spot that would seem more appropriate as a walk-up coffee shop.
Rajanee Thai is a takeout counter tucked into the backside of Mililani Shopping Center.
After my first dinner at the Malay Café, which is tucked between a Pier 1 Imports and a Honeybaked Ham Company in a shopping strip on Barry Road, I wanted to know more about Malaysian food.
All sorts of interesting rigs are tucked here and there at Outcast 's Mooresville shop.
Satsuma Café looks and feels like a funky neighborhood coffee shop tucked into one of the city's funkiest neighborhoods, the Bywater.
Tucked into the shopping center where you'll find Office Depot and Petco — and right next door to the Verizon store — is the compact eatery Bento Teriyaki .
We're still surprised whenever we hear someone say they've never heard of Tuck Shop, one of the best casual-dining spots in town.
We're still surprised whenever we hear someone say they've never heard of Tuck Shop, one of the best casual-dining spots in town.
Super Skinny Tara Reid Shows Off Botched Tummy Tuck Tara Reid leaving Fred Segal after doing some shopping with friends.
We love the Coronado District's Tuck Shop.
Tucked in beside the Potomac River and the Capital Beltway, south of Washington, Alexandria is known for historical buildings, quiet neighborhoods, boutique shops and quaint restaurants.
Tucked neatly into a nondescript plaza close to the Plainville border (dominated by the Automaster body shop) is a little taste of Mediterranean sun and sea.
Snag some on the spot at sister cafés Tuck Shop and Astor House and, as Cavanagh suggests, carry it around to mix your own drinks in bars.
Tucked behind the Trader Joes at Union Square is the small boutique shop Apt 141.
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