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tig

/tɪɡ/
noun, verb tigs, tigging, tigged
1.
another name for tag1 (sense 1), tag2 (sense 4)
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  • Then he wrought all together, with splendid brevity and dramatic force,—tig's own words,—and mailed the same.

    The Shape of Fear Elia W. Peattie
  • tig had gone to the 160 door and a voice was heard asking for Dr. Clendenin.

    The Thorn in the Nest Martha Finley
  • Now we may go on to the ways and means; they are all in the man, not in the things, 'not none whatsoever,' as tig would say.

  • tig had shuffled off his parents as saurians, of some sorts, do their skins.

    The Shape of Fear Elia W. Peattie
  • "You were very quick this time, tig," she said with an approving smile.

    The Thorn in the Nest Martha Finley
  • With how many games of 'tig' or brick-building in the forenoon is the long low dining room connected in my mind!

  • "Don't boast, tig, till your courage has been put to the test," answered his mistress.

    The Thorn in the Nest Martha Finley
Word Origin and History for tig
n.

child's game, 1816, variant of tag (n.2).

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