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noun Informal.
a small child, especially a boy.
a very small amount or degree; bit: Please shift your chair a tad to the right. The frosting could use a tad more vanilla.
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Origin of tad

1875–80, Americanism,for def. 1; 1935–40, Americanism,for def. 2; perhaps shortening of tadpole

Other definitions for tad (2 of 2)

Tad
[ tad ]
/ tæd /

noun
a male given name, form of Thaddeus or Theodore.
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British Dictionary definitions for tad

tad
/ (tæd) /

noun informal
US and Canadian a small boy; lad
US and Canadian a small bit or piece
a tad a little; rathershe may be a tad short but she got a top modelling job

Word Origin for tad

C20: short for tadpole
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