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tattoo

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noun tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

Definition of tattoo

plural

tattoos

  1. 1 :  an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars

  2. 2 :  the act of tattooing :  the fact of being tattooed

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First Known Use of tattoo

1777


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tattoo

verb tat·too

Definition of tattoo

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark the skin with (a tattoo) tattooed a flag on his chest

  3. 2 :  to mark or color (the skin) with tattoos

tattooer

noun

tattooist

play \-ˈtü-ist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of tattoo

Tahitian tatau, noun, tattoo


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tattoo

noun tat·too

Definition of tattoo

plural

tattoos

  1. 1 :  a rapid rhythmic rapping

  2. 2a :  a call sounded shortly before taps as notice to go to quartersb :  outdoor military exercise given by troops as evening entertainment

Origin and Etymology of tattoo

alteration of earlier taptoo, from Dutch taptoe, from the phrase tap toe! taps shut!


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tattoo

verb tat·too

Definition of tattoo

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to beat or rap rhythmically on :  drum on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to give a series of rhythmic taps

First Known Use of tattoo

1780



TATTOO Defined for Kids

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tattoo

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verb tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

Definition of tattoo for Students

tattooed

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tattooing

  1. :  to mark the body with a picture or pattern by using a needle to put color under the skin


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tattoo

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noun tat·too

Definition of tattoo for Students

plural

tattoos

  1. :  a picture or design made by putting color under the skin


Medical Dictionary

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tattoo

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transitive verb tat·too \ta-ˈtü\

Medical Definition of tattoo

  1. :  to mark or color (the skin) with tattoos


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tattoo

noun tat·too

Medical Definition of tattoo

plural

tattoos

  1. :  an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars



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