tuck shop

a shop selling confectionery, especially one near a school ,

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  • tuck|shop — «TUHK SHOP», noun. British Slang. a shop that sells pastry, candy, and other delicacies, especially to schoolboys: »Arm in arm…the two friends went down to the tuckshop for tea (Punch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck-shop — [tuk′shäp΄] n. [ TUCK1, n. 4 + SHOP] Brit. a bakery or confectionery, esp. one in or near a school …   English World dictionary

  • tuck-shop — tuck′ shop n. brit. a confectionery • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Tuck shop — A tuck shop is a small, food selling retailer, found in schools and youth clubs. [For example, see [http://www.st elphins.co.uk/sect6/subsect1/ this school] and [http://www.escouts.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1890 this youth club] ] It is a… …   Wikipedia

  • tuck shop — noun a candy store in Great Britain • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑confectionery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck-shop — /tuk shop /, n. Brit. a shop where pastry, candy, or the like is sold. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • tuck shop — Noun. A confectioners, a sweet shop. Children s expression …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • tuck-shop — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Britain : a confectioner s shop : confectionery …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by in, up) a draw, fold, or turn the outer or end parts of (cloth or clothes etc.) close together so as to be held; thrust in the edge of (a thing) so as to confine it (tucked his shirt into his trousers; tucked the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck — tuck1 [tʌk] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: tuck to stretch cloth over hooks, pull (13 19 centuries), from Old English tucian to treat badly, punish, criticize angrily ] 1.) [T always + adverb/preposition] to push something, especially the edge of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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