Tad meaning

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A small amount or degree; a bit.
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The definition of a tad is a little amount of something, or a little boy.

An example of a tad is how sleepy you are when you just start to get tired.

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(Telephone Answering Device) An answering machine.
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Could you lean the picture to the left just a tad more?

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A male nickname.
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A diminutive of the male given name Thaddeus or Thaddaeus.
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A small boy.
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A little child, esp. a boy.
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A small amount, degree, extent, etc.

A tad tired.

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a tad
  • To a small degree; somewhat:
    Acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of tad

  • Perhaps short for tadpole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1877, "˜young or small child', probably a shortened form of tadpole. The extended meaning "˜small amount' is first recorded 1915.

    From Wiktionary