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[trig] /trɪg/
adjective, Chiefly British.
1.
neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
2.
in good physical condition; sound; well.
verb (used with object), trigged, trigging.
3.
Chiefly British Dialect. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out).
Origin of trig2
1150-1200
1150-1200 for earlier sense; 1505-15 for def 1; Middle English trigg true, trusty < Old Norse tryggr loyal, safe; cognate with Gothic triggws true, faithful. See true
Related forms
trigness, noun
Synonyms
1. tidy, orderly.

trig3

[trig] /trɪg/
verb (used with object), trigged, trigging. Dialect.
1.
to support or prop, as with a wedge.
2.
to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).
noun
3.
a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.
Origin
First recorded in 1585-95, trig is from the Old Norse word tryggja to make fast, secure
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Examples from the Web for trigged
Historical Examples
  • I've paid for the English language, and I want it straight and in short words, and not trigged by a toothpick.

  • My, how she was trigged out in a black satin pelisse lined with fur!

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
  • They did so: but by the time they had the cask bestowed and trigged up, and had spiled it and inserted a tap, darkness had fallen.

    News from the Duchy

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Almost instantly the horses tore the tongue from the jumper, which was trigged by a bowlder.

  • I got it trigged up, as you see, before it ran amuck to do further damage.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for trigged

trig1

/trɪɡ/
adjective
1.
neat or spruce
verb trigs, trigging, trigged
2.
to make or become trim or spruce
Derived Forms
trigly, adverb
trigness, noun
Word Origin
C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true

trig2

/trɪɡ/
noun
1.
a wedge or prop
verb (transitive) trigs, trigging, trigged
2.
to block or stop
3.
to prop or support
Word Origin
C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig1
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Word Origin and History for trigged

trig

adj.

"smart, trim," c.1200, from Old Norse tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see true (adj.)). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.

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