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1tardy

adjective tar·dy \ˈtär-dē\

: slow in moving, acting, or happening

: done or happening late

: arriving or doing something late

tar·di·ertar·di·est

Full Definition of TARDY

1
:  moving slowly :  sluggish <the tardy pace at which she was obliged to walk — Charles Dickens>
2
:  delayed beyond the expected or proper time :  late <a tardy arrival>
tar·di·ness \ˈtär-dē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of TARDY

  1. She was tardy to work.
  2. 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

Rhymes with TARDY

2tardy

noun
plural tardies

Definition of TARDY

:  an instance of being tardy (as to a class)

First Known Use of TARDY

1960

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TARDIER Defined for Kids

tardy

adjective tar·dy \ˈtär-dē\
tar·di·ertar·di·est

Definition of TARDY for Kids

:  not on time :  late
tar·di·ness \ˈtär-dē-nəs\ noun

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