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tad

 (tăd)
n. Informal
1. A small amount or degree; a bit.
2. A small boy.
Idiom:
a tad
To a small degree; somewhat: acting a tad silly; a tad uncomfortable.

[Perhaps short for tadpole.]

tad

(tæd)
n
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]

tad

(tæd)

n. Informal.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Translations
hiemanhiukan
po’

tad

[tæd] N a tad big/smallun poco grande/pequeño

tad

[ˈtæd] n
a tad (= slightly) → un tantinet
It was a tad confusing → C'était un tantinet déroutant.
a tad more expensive → un poil plus cher

tad

n no pl (inf) a tadein bisschen, etwas; a tad big/smalletwas or ein bisschen (zu) groß/klein
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Lanny came on in the second game and is vastly improved over the last couple of years," Tad said.
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