Tat meaning

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Tat is defined as knotting or looping thread to make lace.

An example of tat is when you use a crochet hook and thread to make lace.

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To do tatting or produce (something) by tatting.
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A gene in the AIDS virus that stimulates the host cell to replicate genetic components of the virus.
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The protein encoded by this gene that is a potent transactivator of viral replication.
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A mark or design made on the skin; a tattoo.
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To tattoo.
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To make by tatting.
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To do tatting.
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A gene in the AIDS virus that stimulates the host cell to replicate genetic components of the virus.
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The protein encoded by this gene that is a potent transactivator of viral replication.
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An Iranian people, presently living within Azerbaijan, Armenia and southern Dagestan in Russia.
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A southwestern Iranian language spoken by the Tat people.
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A member of this people.
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The definition of tat is tacky or tasteless clothes or accessories.

Large pieces of tacky fake jewelry are an example of tat.

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Origin of tat

  • Probably back-formation from tatting

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

  • t(rans)a(c)t(ivator) (gene)

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