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[tee] /ti/
noun
1.
Golf.
  1. Also called teeing ground. the starting place, usually a hard mound of earth, at the beginning of play for each hole.
  2. a small wooden, plastic, metal, or rubber peg from which the ball is driven, as in teeing off.
2.
Football. a device on which the ball may be placed to raise it off the ground preparatory to kicking.
verb (used with object), teed, teeing.
3.
Golf. to place (the ball) on a tee.
Verb phrases
4.
tee off,
  1. Golf. to strike the ball from a tee.
  2. Slang. to reprimand severely; scold:
    He teed off on his son for wrecking the car.
  3. Informal. to begin:
    They teed off the program with a medley of songs.
  4. Baseball, Softball. to make many runs and hits, especially extra-base hits:
    teeing off for six runs on eight hits, including three doubles and a home run.
  5. Baseball, Softball. to hit (a pitched ball) hard and far:
    He teed off on a fastball and drove it into the bleachers.
  6. Boxing. to strike with a powerful blow, especially to the head:
    He teed off on his opponent with an overhand right.
  7. Slang. to make angry, irritated, or disgusted:
    She was teed off because her dinner guests were late.
Origin of tee2
1665-1675
1665-75; origin uncertain
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  • While teed was taking thought for the beginning of his life-work Litton was completing his—or at least he thought he was.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • teed reached the end of his junior year with a heap of conditions in the classics.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • At first I thought he was going to say something, but evidently nothing occurred to him, so he teed his ball and took his stance.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • teed turned and came back, with an intolerable smirk, straight to the desk.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • You see, 'twere bad wool; 'twere all feltered an' teed i' knots.

    Tales of the Ridings F. W. Moorman
British Dictionary definitions for teed

tee1

/tiː/
noun
1.
a pipe fitting in the form of a letter T, used to join three pipes
2.
a metal section with a cross section in the form of a letter T, such as a rolled-steel joist
3.
any part or component shaped like a T

tee2

/tiː/
noun
1.
Also called teeing ground. an area, often slightly elevated, from which the first stroke of a hole is made
2.
a support for a golf ball, usually a small wooden or plastic peg, used when teeing off or in long grass, etc
verb tees, teeing, teed
3.
when intr, often foll by up. to position (the ball) ready for striking, on or as if on a tee
See also tee off
Word Origin
C17 teaz, of unknown origin

tee3

/tiː/
noun
1.
a mark used as a target in certain games such as curling and quoits
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from T-shaped marks, which may have originally been used in curling
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Word Origin and History for teed

tee

n.

in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1673; figurative sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in the figurative sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for teed

tee

T-shirt

TEE

transesophageal echocardiography
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