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tarp

[tahrp] /tɑrp/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for tarp's

tarp

/tɑːp/
noun
1.
(US & Austral, NZ) an informal word for tarpaulin

TARP

/tɑːp/
noun acronym (in the US)
1.
Troubled Assets Relief Program: a fund providing money to increase the liquidity of financial institutions
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Word Origin and History for tarp's

tarp

n.

1906, American English, informal shortening of tarpaulin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tarp's

Tarheel

noun

A native or resident of North Carolina

[1864+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr the gummy resins of the pine barrens, which would cling to their feet; perhaps because a North Carolina unit that lost a hilltop position in the Civil War was jestingly told they had not tarred their heels to make them stick]


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Related Abbreviations for tarp's

tarp

tarpaulin
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