tad


tad

noun \ˈtad\

Definition of TAD

1
:  a small child; especially :  boy
2
:  a small or insignificant amount or degree :  bit <might give him some water and a tad to eat — C. T. Walker>
a tad
:  somewhat, rather <looked a tad bigger than me — Larry Hodgson>

Examples of TAD

  1. <there's more than just a tad of hyperbole in the critics' praise for the promising young pianist>
  2. <grandfather never tires of telling us about the days when he was just a tad>

Origin of TAD

probably from English dialect, toad, from Middle English tode — more at toad
First Known Use: circa 1877

Rhymes with TAD

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