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knackered (1) British and Australian English

Meaning: very tired, exhausted

For example:

  • After climbing up and down hills and mountains all day, we were totally and completely knackered.

  • Trevor is incredibly fit. Everyone else was knackered after running ten kilometers, but Trevor looked like he was just warming up.

Variety: This slang is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Which would leave most people knackered?
  1. eating a delicious meal
  2. watching an exciting movie
  3. playing a football match

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