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Definition of tad

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

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Examples of tad in a Sentence

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

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But if the fairways get pinched in a little more and the rough grows a little higher and the greens run a tad faster, there should still be decent scores. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what the Rocket Mortgage Classic got right — and what it got wrong," 30 June 2019 The catch, however, is that prices have crashed in the Indian market and trading volumes have been low making selling a tad difficult, added the blockchain consultant. Nupur Anand, Quartz India, "What are the options for an Indian investor if bitcoin is completely banned?," 21 June 2019 Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key voice carnival toys who look a tad familiar. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Toy Story 4 goes beyond endings, with mixed results: EW review," 13 June 2019 There were 1,275 entrants in the 43rd annual race, held on a beautiful, if a tad warm, Sunday. Lori Riley, courant.com, "Mwanzau breaks a 38-year-old course record at Litchfield Hills Road Race," 9 June 2019 This car does it for you with a mind-boggling 840 horsepower — so much oomph that it's generated controversy for being a tad over the top. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "10 hot vehicles most likely to increase in value, 'terrifying the neighbors'," 22 Apr. 2018 Yesterday there was a Red Flag Warning on the Western Slope and by next Thursday Denver temperatures will be a tad below 90 degrees, forecasters predict. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Summer solstice? Really! Colorado mountains could get 10 inches of snow," 21 June 2019 And around countless stars in the galaxy, a version of this process repeated itself, forging plentiful planets in a spectrum of sizes — except, apparently, worlds just a tad bigger than Earth. Quanta Magazine, "As Planet Discoveries Pile Up, a Gap Appears in the Pattern," 16 May 2019 Ray was outdueled by Dodgers counterpart Walker Buehler, who was just a tad better, and the Dodgers prevailed 3-1. Michelle Gardner, azcentral, "Back-to-back strong outings by Diamondback starters provide boost for ailing pitching staff," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of tad

circa 1877, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tad

probably from English dialect, toad, from Middle English tode — more at toad

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