Trig Definition

trĭg
trigged, trigging, trigs, triggest
adjective
triggest
Trim; neat; spruce.
Webster's New World
In good condition; strong; sound.
Webster's New World
Prim; precise.
Webster's New World

(now chiefly dialectal) True; trusty; trustworthy; faithful.

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(now chiefly dialectal) Safe; secure.

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verb
trigged, trigging, trigs
To make trig.
Webster's New World
To make trim or neat, especially in dress.
American Heritage
To prevent (a wheel, cask, etc.) from rolling by placing a wedge, stone, etc. under it.
Webster's New World
To prop or support.
Webster's New World

To fill; to stuff; to cram.

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noun
trigs
A stone, wedge, etc. used in trigging.
Webster's New World
Trigonometry.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Trig is short for trigonometry, or is defined as a wedge to prevent rolling.
An example of trig is a high school mathematics class.
An example of a trig is a rock.
YourDictionary

(now chiefly dialectal) A dandy; coxcomb.

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abbreviation
Trigonometric(al)
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Trig

Noun

Singular:
trig
Plural:
trigs

Adjective

Base Form:
trig
Superlative:
triggest

Origin of Trig

  • From Middle English trig, tryg, Old Norse tryggr (“loyal, faithful, true"), from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz (“loyal, faithful, true"). Cognate with Old English trÄ“owe (“faithful, loyal, true"). More at true.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English true from Old Norse tryggr loyal, true deru- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Perhaps of Scandinavian origin Old Norse tryggr firm trig1

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

  • Compare Danish trykke (“to press").

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of trigonometry.

    From Wiktionary

  • See trigger.

    From Wiktionary

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