trigness

trig

2 [trig]
adjective Chiefly British.
1.
neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
2.
in good physical condition; sound; well.
verb (used with object), trigged, trigging.
3.
Chiefly British Dialect. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out ).

Origin:
1150–1200 for earlier sense; 1505–15 for def 1; Middle English trigg true, trusty < Old Norse tryggr loyal, safe; cognate with Gothic triggws true, faithful. See true

trigness, noun


1. tidy, orderly.
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trig1 (trɪɡ)
 
adj
1.  neat or spruce
 
vb , trigs, trigging, trigged
2.  to make or become trim or spruce
 
[C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true]
 
'trigly1
 
adv
 
'trigness1
 
n

trig2 (trɪɡ)
 
n
1.  a wedge or prop
 
vb , trigs, trigging, trigged
2.  to block or stop
3.  to prop or support
 
[C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig1]

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trig
"smart, trim," c.1200, from O.N. tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see true). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.
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trigonometry
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