Tangier

[ tan-jeer ]
/ tænˈdʒɪər /

noun

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

Definition for tangier (2 of 2)

tangy

[ tang-ee ]
/ ˈtæŋ i /

adjective, tang·i·er, tang·i·est.

having a tang.

Origin of tangy

First recorded in 1870–75; tang1 + -y1

Related forms

tang·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tangier (1 of 2)

Tangier

/ (tænˈdʒɪə) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for tangier (2 of 2)

tangy

/ (ˈtæŋɪ) /

adjective tangier or tangiest

having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aromaa tangy sea breeze
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