- Perfectly; exactly:
a plan that suits me to a tee.
- to play a golf ball from a tee
- to begin; start
Other Word Forms of Tee
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Tee
- to a tee
- tee off
Origin of Tee
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«cō (“draw, pull, lead") and Albanian nduk (“to draw (out), pull up, pluck").
Back-formation from obsolete Scots teaz (taken as a pl.)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First attested in the 17th century with the form teaz.
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