TAG-QUESTION

tag question

noun Grammar.
1.
Also called tag. a short interrogative structure appended to a statement or command, as isn't it in It's raining, isn't it?, are you in You're not going, are you?, or German nicht wahr.
2.
a question formed by appending such a structure to a declarative sentence or command, often inviting confirmation or assent, as She lives nearby, doesn't she? or Sit down, won't you?

Origin:
1960–65

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tag-question
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: tag-meme
Next Definition: tag-rag
Words Near: tag-question
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for tag-question
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing tag-question
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;