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  1. a seaport in N Morocco, on the W Strait of Gibraltar: capital of the former Tangier Zone.
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Also Tan·giers [tan-jeerz] /tænˈdʒɪərz/.
French Tan·ger [tahn-zhey] /tɑ̃ˈʒeɪ/.
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Examples from the Web for tanger

Historical Examples

  • If you ever are in any tanger from my peoplesh, it vill pe your safeguart.'

    Captain Kyd, Vol. II

    Joseph Holt Ingraham

  • Dere don'd vas any tanger oof dot at any stage oof der game.

    Motor Matt's Hard Luck

    Stanley R. Matthews

  • It also describes a root which grows sometimes as large as a human head; this must have been what is now known as the tanger.

British Dictionary definitions for tanger


  1. a port in N Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar: a Phoenician trading post in the 15th century bc; a neutral international zone (1923–56); made the summer capital of Morocco and a free port in 1962; commercial and financial centre. Pop: 526 000 (2003)
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