knackered
adjective Etymology: English slang knacker to kill, tire, perhaps from knacker, noun Date: 1886 British tired, exhausted

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  • knackered — (adj.) worn out, tired, pp. adjective from KNACKER (Cf. knacker) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • knackered — [nak′ərd] adj. [Brit. Slang] very tired; exhausted …   English World dictionary

  • knackered — [[t]næ̱kə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you say that you are knackered, you are emphasizing that you are extremely tired. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I was absolutely knackered at the end of the match. 2) ADJ If you say that something is… …   English dictionary

  • knackered — Adj. 1. Tired, worn out, exhausted. E.g. I missed my bus, I ve just walked home, I m knackered, so I m going to bed. OK? 2. Broken. E.g. Can we come around to watch TV at yours tonight, our is knackered. 3. Thwarted, prevented from succeeding at… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • knackered — adjective /ˈnæk.əd/ a) Extremely tired or exhausted. I cant go out tonight Im knackered. b) Broken, inoperative. Ive got this job in a warehouse just now and it finishes quite early but Im dead knackered at the end of the day so I dont know about …   Wiktionary

  • knackered — I Australian Slang completely exhausted; worn out II Everyday English Slang in Ireland v very tired III Irish Slang fatiguedvery tired IV Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) stuffed; fagged out; rooted, as in I am knackered ; that bike is knackered and… …   English dialects glossary

  • knackered — stuffed; fagged out; rooted, as in I am knackered ; that bike is knackered and surplus farm animals go to the Knackers Yard ! (This word has MANY uses few of them being optimistic!) From PN …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • Knackered — The morning after twenty pints and the curry, you d probably feel knackered. Another way to describe it is to say you feel shagged. Basically worn out, good for nothing, tired out, knackered …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • knackered — /nak euhrd/, adj. Brit. Slang. exhausted; very tired: He is really knackered after work. [1885 90; knacker to tire (attenuation of earlier sense to kill ; cf. KNACKER def. 1) + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • knackered — knack|ered [ˈnækəd US ərd] adj BrE spoken informal 1.) extremely tired = ↑exhausted 2.) too old or broken to use British Equivalent: clapped out ▪ a knackered old bike …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • knackered — tired, worn out I just flew in from L.A. and boy are my arms knackered …   Dictionary of american slang

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