Try Our Apps


90s Slang You Should Know


[tuh-koh-muh] /təˈkoʊ mə/
a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound.
Mount. Rainier, Mount.
Related forms
Tacoman, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Tacoma
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • To-day, the tourist starts from Seattle; but we left Tacoma, sailing north about the seventh of July.

  • In 1885 a private school was started at Tacoma, which lasted one year.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • The reader will notice that several writers in referring to the mountain use some form of the name Tacoma.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • It is the deed of five lots in the town of Tacoma, in Washington Territory.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • All of the ace pilots of the line were called to Tacoma at various intervals to see the new planes.

  • No; the railroad has only recently been completed, and the growth of Tacoma has only just begun.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Anton Malm, born in Sweden, came to the coast in 1870, and mingled with the first pioneers of Tacoma.

British Dictionary definitions for Tacoma


a port in W Washington, on Puget Sound: industrial centre. Pop: 196 790 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Tacoma

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Tacoma

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tacoma