ticked

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adjective (1)

ticked

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adjective (2)

1
: having small spots or marks : flecked
2
: having or made of hair banded with two or more colors
a ticked cat
a ticked coat

Examples of ticked in a Sentence

Adjective (1) the boss is really ticked about this latest snafu, so now might not be a good time to ask for a raise

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

tick off

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

circa 1959, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1688, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ticked was circa 1688

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Cite this Entry

“Ticked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticked. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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