An example of a tad is how sleepy you are when you just start to get tired.
- a little child, esp. a boy
- a small amount, degree, extent, etc.: often used with a and having adverbial force: a tad tired
Origin of tadprobably from tadpole
- A small amount or degree; a bit.
- A small boy.
Origin of tadPerhaps short for tadpole
1877, "˜young or small child', probably a shortened form of tadpole. The extended meaning "˜small amount' is first recorded 1915.
tad - Computer Definition
(Telephone Answering Device) An answering machine.