The definition of tardy is slow moving, delayed or late.(adjective)
An example of someone who is tardy is a student who arrives 20 minutes after the bell has rung.
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adjective tar·di·er, tar·di·est
Origin: Alteration of Middle English tardive, slow
Origin: , from Old French tardif
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *tardīvus
Origin: , from Latin tardus.
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