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tad

[tad] /tæd/
noun, Informal.
1.
a small child, especially a boy.
2.
a very small amount or degree; bit:
Please shift your chair a tad to the right. The frosting could use a tad more vanilla.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism, for def 1; 1935-40, Americanism, for def 2; perhaps shortening of tadpole

Tad

[tad] /tæd/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Thaddeus or Theodore.
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British Dictionary definitions for tads

tad

/tæd/
noun (informal)
1.
(US & Canadian) a small boy; lad
2.
(US & Canadian) a small bit or piece
3.
a tad, a little; rather: she may be a tad short but she got a top modelling job
Word Origin
C20: short for tadpole
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Word Origin and History for tads

tad

n.

1877, "young or small child," probably a shortened form of tadpole, which is said to be the source of Tad as the nickname of U.S. President Lincoln's son Thomas (1853–1871). The extended meaning "small amount" is first recorded 1915.

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tads in Medicine

TAD abbr.
transient acantholytic dermatosis

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Slang definitions & phrases for tads

taco

noun

A Mexican or person of Mexican descent (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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