tag team


Definition of tag team

1 : a team of two or more professional wrestlers who spell each other during a match
2 : two or more people working in association toward the same goal usually hyphenated when used attributively

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The Hart Foundation started as bad guys in WWE and won their first tag team championship in 1987 with the help of a crooked referee. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63," 14 Aug. 2018 Their tag team was a nightmare, no beauty about it. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10, Ep. 7: Snatch Game, Melania Trump & Mermaid Realness," 4 May 2018 To be sure, the spooky tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s Christmas-eve visitation by a tag team of spirits from the great beyond appears at first blush to be a thoroughly Christian parable of the power of grace to melt the hearts of men. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "How the Movies Invented Christmas," 20 Dec. 2018 The couple got up together for middle-of-the-night feedings and tag teamed the daily routine. Andrea Stanley, Good Housekeeping, "The Voice That Said "I'm a Bad Mom" Killed My Wife," 19 May 2017 Nicholas, a 10-year-old, was selected from the Superdome audience by Braun Strowman to be his tag team partner. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "WrestleMania 34 is full of Flair, but Rousey, Nicholas steal the show | Miami Herald," 9 Apr. 2018 The main event saw Johnny Gargano get his revenge on his former best friend and tag team champion partner Tommaso Ciampa by making him submit in an unsanctioned match. Gene Guillot, NOLA.com, "WWE's NXT TakeOver: New Orleans was wrestling at its finest," 8 Apr. 2018 More with the legend. Parker's MLW version of the Stud Stable features Hager and up-n-coming tag team The Dirty Blondes. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Col. Rob Parker, Dirty Blondes and Simon Gotch Talk Major League Wrestling and more," 11 July 2018 The battles include BJ Quagan vs. Peter Gacek, Josh Wells vs. Tom McCudden, Laura Manasewich vs. Julia Pistell and a tag team match of Cassandra Khan and Nate Gagnon against Jack Hughes and Nate D’Entremont. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Comedy Round-Up: SNL Veterans, Michael Blackson, Sea Tea Wrestling Match," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of tag team

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tag team

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English Language Learners Definition of tag team

: a team of two or more professional wrestlers who take turns fighting during a match

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