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1. A small amount or degree; a bit.
2. A small boy.
To a small degree; somewhat: acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.
[Perhaps short for tadpole.]
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1. US and Canadian a small boy; lad
2. US and Canadian a small bit or piece
3. a tad a little; rather: she may be a tad short but she got a top modelling job.
[C20: short for tadpole]
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1. a small child, esp. a boy.
2. a small amount or degree; bit: Move a tad to the right. I'll add a tad more vanilla.
[1875–80, Amer.; perhaps shortening of tadpole]
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|Noun||1.||tad - a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
a tad (= slightly) → un tantinet
It was a tad confusing → C'était un tantinet déroutant.
a tad more expensive → un poil plus cher
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