Origin of tad
Examples from the Web for tad
Joe Sutter is 93 now, silver-haired and moving a tad more slowly than he would like, but still pugnacious and sharp of tongue.
Onscreen, Teller is a bit like a young Vince Vaughn—gregarious, charming, and a tad suspicious.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even so, I feel a tad guilty to be depriving him of the opportunity.Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting|Marlow Stern|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When a 16-year-old takes on that wide-eyed, touched-for-the-very-first-time role, it all comes off as a tad more…juvenile.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans|Kevin Fallon|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because we know she was once a tad more regular, and she feels like an old friend, and we watched her become who she is today.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston|Rachel Bertsche|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tad, after he had donned his clothes, returned to the scene of the conflict.The Pony Rider Boys in New England|Frank Gee Patchin
Big-foot Sanders and Tad Butler, nearly half a mile ahead, felt the impetus, too.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
Except for Tad, who still refused to ride, his family would be dry.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Tad was using his eyes to good purpose, but trying not to let the man know that he was doing so.The Pony Rider Boys in Louisiana|Frank Gee Patchin
Had Tad not had presence of mind they both might have perished right there.The Pony Rider Boys in New Mexico|Frank Gee Patchin
Word Origin for tad
1877, "young or small child," probably a shortened form of tadpole, which is said to be the source of Tad as the nickname of U.S. President Lincoln's son Thomas (1853–1871). The extended meaning "small amount" is first recorded 1915.