knackered (1)

This page is about the slang term knackered (1)

British and Australian English


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.


This 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?

a. eating a delicious meal

b. watching an exciting movie

c. playing a football match

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Contributor: Matt Errey