An example of tee, or tee up, is to place a golf ball on a small peg with a concave top that holds the golf ball.
An example of tee used as an adjective is in the phrase "tee pancakes," which means pancakes made in the shape of the letter.
An example of tee is the first letter in the word "turtle."
An example of tee is a shirt shaped like a "T" that people wear for a casual outing.
An example of a tee is a wooden peg with an indented top to hold a golf ball.
An example of a tee is the spot on the course from where a person hits the ball in golf.
An example of a tee is a target in curling.
- Perfectly; exactly:.A plan that suits me to a tee.
- To play a golf ball from a tee.
- To begin; start.
- To make angry or disgusted.
Origin of tee
- Back-formation from obsolete Scots teaz (taken as a pl.)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English teen, from Old English tÄ“on (“to pull, tug, draw, drag, entice, allure, induce, lead, bring, rear, educate, attract, arrogate, bring forth, produce, restrain, betake oneself to, go, roam"), from Proto-Germanic *teuhanÄ… (“to draw, lead, bring, pull, help"), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (“to pull, lead"). Cognate with Eastern Frisian tja (“to pull, draw"), Low German teen (“to draw, pull"), German ziehen (“to draw, pull, drag"), Latin dÅ«cÅ (“draw, pull, lead") and Albanian nduk (“to draw (out), pull up, pluck").
- First attested in the 17th century with the form teaz.