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tattoo

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noun tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

Definition of tattoo

plural

tattoos

  1. 1 :  a rapid rhythmic rapping

  2. 2a :  a call sounded shortly before taps as notice to go to quartersb :  outdoor military exercise given by troops as evening entertainment



Origin and Etymology of tattoo

alteration of earlier taptoo, from Dutch taptoe, from the phrase tap toe! taps shut!


First Known Use: circa 1627


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tattoo

verb tat·too

Definition of tattoo

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to beat or rap rhythmically on :  drum on

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to give a series of rhythmic taps



    1780

    First Known Use of tattoo

    1780


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    tattoo

    transitive verb tat·too

    Definition of tattoo

    1. 1 :  to mark or color (the skin) with tattoos

    2. 2 :  to mark the skin with (a tattoo) <tattooed a flag on his chest>

    tattooer

    noun

    tattooist

    play \-ˈtü-ist\ noun


    Origin and Etymology of tattoo

    Tahitian tatau, noun, tattoo


    First Known Use: 1769


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    tattoo

    noun tat·too

    Definition of tattoo

    plural

    tattoos

    1. 1 :  the act of tattooing :  the fact of being tattooed

    2. 2 :  an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars



    1777

    First Known Use of tattoo

    1777



    TATTOO Defined for Kids

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    tattoo

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    verb tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

    Definition of tattoo for Students

    tattooed

    tattooing

    1. :  to mark the body with a picture or pattern by using a needle to put color under the skin




    2

    tattoo

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    noun tat·too

    Definition of tattoo for Students

    plural

    tattoos

    1. :  a picture or design made by putting color under the skin




    Medical Dictionary

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    tattoo

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    transitive verb tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

    Medical Definition of tattoo

    1. :  to mark or color (the skin) with tattoos




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    tattoo

    noun tat·too

    Medical Definition of tattoo

    plural

    tattoos

    1. :  an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars





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