noun Etymology: probably from English dialect, toad, from Middle English tode — more at toad Date: circa 1877 1. a small child; especially boy 2. a small or insignificant amount or degree ; bit <
might give him some water and a tad to eat — C. T. Walker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tad — Datos generales Origen Seattle, Washington, EE.UU. Información artística …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tad — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tad — [tæd] n spoken [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: tad small boy (19 20 centuries), perhaps from English dialect tad toad ] a tad a) a small amount ▪ Would you like some milk? Just a tad. b) slightly ▪ It s a tad expensive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tad — tȁd (tàdā) pril. DEFINICIJA za vrijeme u zamjeničkoj (anaforičkoj) službi u zn. 1. u to vrijeme, u to doba, u taj čas = onda (1) 2. nakon prethodno kazanog događaja, poslije loga, usp. onda SINTAGMA kad (a) tad (a) koliko se god čekalo, makar u… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Tad — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Grunge Gründung 1988 Auflösung 1999 Gründungsmitgli …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tad — /tad/, n. Informal. 1. a small child, esp. a boy. 2. a very small amount or degree; bit: Please shift your chair a tad to the right. The frosting could use a tad more vanilla. [1875 80, Amer., for def. 1; 1935 40, Amer., for def. 2; perh.… …   Universalium

  • tad — ☆ tad [tad ] n. [prob. < TADPOLE] 1. a little child, esp. a boy 2. a small amount, degree, extent, etc.: often used with a and having adverbial force [a tad tired] …   English World dictionary

  • tad — (n.) 1877, young or small child, probably a shortened form of TADPOLE (Cf. tadpole), which is said to be the source of Tad as the nickname of U.S. President Lincoln s son Thomas (1853–1871). The extended meaning small amount is first recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tad — informal ► ADVERB (a tad) ▪ to a minor extent; somewhat. ► NOUN ▪ a small amount. ORIGIN originally denoting a small child: perhaps related to TADPOLE(Cf. ↑tadpole) …   English terms dictionary

  • Tad — /tad/, n. a male given name, form of Thaddeus or Theodore. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tad — m English and Irish: normally an Anglicized form of TADHG (SEE Tadhg), but sometimes a short form of THADDEUS (SEE Thaddeus). It is fairly commonly used as an independent given name, in particular in America …   First names dictionary

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