[ tak-it ]

nounBritish Dialect.
  1. a nail or tack, especially a hobnail.

Origin of tacket

First recorded in 1275–1325, tacket is from the Middle English word taket.See tack1, -et

Other words from tacket

  • tack·et·ed, adjective

Words Nearby tacket

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How to use tacket in a sentence

  • Not hearing very well, the sergeant cried in return: "I dinna care a tacket what it is—pit it oot!"

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • But it was a treat to see how patiently poor tacket bore his illness.

    Cats | W. Gordon Stables
  • And forbye that, there was a wee bit mud on the floor and a tacket mark in that!

    Simon | J. Storer Clouston

British Dictionary definitions for tacket


/ (ˈtækɪt) /

  1. Scot and Northern English dialect a nail, esp a hobnail

Origin of tacket

C14: from tack 1

Derived forms of tacket

  • tackety, adjective

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