Word of the Day Archive
Monday July 11, 2011
1. Neat, trim, smart.
1. To make neat or trim.
1. A wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
1. In good physical condition; sound; well.
Where the Melville was trig and polished, scoured and caulked, this newcomer was in disrepair and foul shape.
-- Paul Di Filippo, The emperor of Gondwanaland: and other stories
Prince looked trig in a silk scarf, a tweed peacoat, a billed cap of matching material.
-- John Jakes, The Gods of Newport
Trig relates to the Middle English trigg, "true," which is also the root of "trust."