tad

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See also: TAD, Tad, TAd, täd, tað, -tad, and TA'd

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1877, ‘young or small child’, probably a shortened form of tadpole. The extended meaning ‘small amount’ is first recorded 1915.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tæd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æd

Noun[edit]

tad (plural tads)

  1. (informal) A small amount; a little bit.
    Could you lean the picture to the left just a tad more?
  2. (US, slang, dated) A street boy; an urchin.

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *tad, from Proto-Celtic *tatos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tad m (plural tadoù)

  1. father
    ma zadmy father
    da dadyour father

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: tad

Noun[edit]

tad

  1. the cigar wrasse (Cheilio inermis)

Latvian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tad

  1. then
  2. at that time
  3. after that
  4. afterwards

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tad

  1. toad

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Adjective[edit]

tad

  1. (demonstrative) neuter nominative and accusative singular of ta (that)

Pronoun[edit]

tad

  1. neuter nominative and accusative singular of ta (it)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tȁd (Cyrillic spelling та̏д)

  1. then, at that time

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *tad, from Proto-Celtic *tatos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tad m (plural tadau)

  1. father

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • mab (son)
  • mam (mother)
  • merch (daughter)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tad dad nhad thad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.