tad

noun \ ˈtad \

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

Examples of tad in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of tad

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



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