Definition of Bib-and-tucker

1. Noun. An attractive outfit. "She wore her best bib-and-tucker"

Generic synonyms: Getup, Outfit, Rig, Turnout
Language type: Colloquialism



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bib-and-tucker

biatomic
biatrial
biaural
biauricular
biauricular axis
biauriculate
biauriculate heart
biaxal
biaxate
biaxial
biaxial crystals
biaxial joint
biaxiality
biaxially
bib
bib-and-tucker (current term)
bibacious
bibacities
bibacity
bibasic
bibation
bibations
bibb
bibbed
bibber
bibberies
bibbers
bibbery
bibbing
bibble

Literary usage of Bib-and-tucker

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Best bib and tucker. Best clothes. ' Lane. Glossary,' 1875 (NED). ... 1833 Both girls and boys had on their best bib and tucker. ..."

2. Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous Women by Elbert Hubbard (1897)
"Girls who go away visiting, wearing their best bib and tucker, find lovers without fail. One third of all marriages in the United States occur in just this ..."

3. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"Put on your best bib and tucker." Beaumont and Fletcher have an equivalent expression. Bid my wife make herself ready handsomely, And put on her best apron; ..."

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