a seaport in N Morocco, on the W Strait of Gibraltar: capital of the former Tangier Zone.
Also, Tangiers [tan-jeerz] .
French Tanger [tahn-zhey] .
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adjective, tangier, tangiest.
having a tang.

1870–75; tang1 + -y1

tanginess, noun
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Tangier (tænˈdʒɪə)
a port in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar: a Phoenician trading post in the 15th century bc; a neutral international zone (1923--56); made the summer capital of Morocco and a free port in 1962; commercial and financial centre. Pop: 526 000 (2003)

tangy (ˈtæŋɪ)
adj , tangier, tangiest
having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aroma: a tangy sea breeze

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