tag team

noun

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 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 An ingredient that the Bucks include in their matches better than any other tag team in the world is a seemingly instant chemistry with their opponents. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Takeaways From New Japan, WWE and UFC After a Night in July That Changed the Business," 8 July 2018 PCW’s anniversary show aired this past Friday in Wilmington, which is right outside Los Angeles, and included a tag team main event with the Great Muta. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Rob Van Dam Discusses His Absence on Raw's 25th Anniversary, ECW's Invasion and His Future In PCW," 22 Jan. 2018 Another part of Raw that stood out is the desperate need for Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt to find new opponents for their Raw tag team titles. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Tama Tonga Says Bullet Club Civil War ‘Has Been a Long Time Coming’," 11 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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tag team

noun

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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