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79) 9. Tiredness Tired f a g g e d (1780) British; often followed by out; from the past participle of the obsolete verb jàg tire, of unknown origin • Edward Pennell-Elmhirst: I have seldom seen so many fagged faces as on Saturday. (1883) b e a t (1832) From past participle of the verb beat; usually in the phrase dead beat m Pamela Frankau: I was too beat and hazy to take anything in. 1840) US; often followed by out; past participle of the verb tucker tire • S. W. Baker: The old bear got regularly tuckered-out.
1960) Venereal diseases pox (1503) Altered plural of pock spot, pustule; applied especially to syphilis • Jimmy O'Connor: Wally... strangled a prostitute for giving him a dose of the pox. (1976) clap (1587) Old French clapoir venereal bubo; applied especially to gonorrhoea • Adam Diment: Rocky Kilmarry is about as good for you as a dose of clap. (1967) d o s e (1914) Applied to a bout of venereal infection • Bill Turner: She's riddled with pox. I know four blokes who've copped a dose from her.
Been doing too much, that's what it is. (1952) s t o n k e r e d (1918) Mainly Australian & New Zealand; past participle of the verb stonker kill, defeat • Peter Carey: She ate heartily... only announcing herself stonkered after scraping clean the large monogrammed plate of steaming pudding. (1985) whacked (1919) Mainly British; often followed by out m John Snow: I was whacked when I arrived back in England from the MCC tour. (1976) creased (1925) Mainly US; from earlier sense, stunned, killed s h a t t e r e d (1930) • Listener.
Power Quotes by Daniel B. Baker