Tattoo Tat*too", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tattooed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tattooing}.] [Of Polynesian origin; cf. New Zealand ta to tattoo, tatu puncturation (in Otaheite).] To color, as the flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(to summon soldiers to quarters at night),

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