Simple Definition of tardy
: slow in moving, acting, or happening
: done or happening late
: arriving or doing something late
Examples of tardy
She was tardy to work.
They were tardy in filing the application.
Origin of tardy
alteration of earlier tardif, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of tardy
: an instance of being tardy (as to a class)
First Known Use of tardy
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