Origin of tacket

First recorded in 1275–1325, tacket is from the Middle English word taket. See tack1, -et
Related formstack·et·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tacket

Historical Examples of tacket

  • And forbye that, there was a wee bit mud on the floor and a tacket mark in that!


    J. Storer Clouston

  • But it was a treat to see how patiently poor Tacket bore his illness.


    W. Gordon Stables

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for tacket


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

Word Origin for tacket

C14: from tack 1
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