Origin of trig1
- neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
- in good physical condition; sound; well.
- Chiefly British Dialect. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out).
Origin of trig2
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- to support or prop, as with a wedge.
- to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).
- a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
Origin of trig3
Examples from the Web for trig
“I think in regard to Trig, anything is possible,” McGinniss writes.New Palin Book’s 8 Juiciest Leaks
September 15, 2011
Palin dedicates the book to her 2-year old son, Trig, who has Down syndrome.The Biggest Leaks From Palin's Book
November 19, 2010
How could I ever forget the sight of a banner held up high to say “We Are Here For Trig”?Sarah Palin's Lost Speeches
Shushannah Walshe, Scott Conroy
November 3, 2009
The schooner was as newly painted and trig as if fresh from the ways.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Smithers is an ass with the theodolite, and Hedger's 'trig' is rotten.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
But, under the cool, keen regard of the trig maid, of course he upset the milk.The Quest
Frederik van Eeden
Jane was a trig, neat body; small, as the coast girls often are—I wonder why?A Singular Life
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Is it possible that I once agonized over this trig little man?The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop
- neat or spruce
- to make or become trim or spruce
- a wedge or prop
- to block or stop
- to prop or support
Word Origin and History for trig
"smart, trim," c.1200, from Old Norse tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see true (adj.)). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.