tag team


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

Examples of tag team in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the night’s most heated storyline, The Usos represented The Bloodline to defend their historic tag team title reign against Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 Following the events of both the 2018 title and its sequel, 2020’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the game picks up with a tale of two spiders, with both veteran Peter Parker and newbie Morales working together to tag team crime in New York City. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 16 Oct. 2023 Various contributor tag teams are likely to host at later dates. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 12 Oct. 2023 The tag team picked up the win in the opening match and then went by the throne to stand alongside Cassandro for the rest of the event. Hector Diaz, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Former Bengals Brian Pillman and Walter Johnson were both professional wrestlers and Adam 'Pacman' Jones was a TNA world tag team champion with Ron Killings while Jones was suspended from the NFL in 2007. Kyle Brown, The Enquirer, 29 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, Wyatt won the WWE Championship and the WWE Universal Championship, as well as two tag team championships over the course of his career. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2023 The second episode features the tag team challenge, in which the cooks still in the kitchen will take turns making a three-course meal, working together to deliver a cohesive meal. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2023 Wheeler, 36, better known in wrestling circles as Cash Wheeler, is a member of the tag team FTR with Dax Harwood. Jay Reddick Orlando Sentinel (tns), al, 18 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


tag entry 4

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tag team was in 1952

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“Tag team.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tag%20team. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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