- 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/.
- having a tang.
Origin of tangy
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Craving something lighter and tangier, they concocted this miracle of pies.A-List Chef Thanksgiving
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We hear that Mrs. S. does not quit Tangier: why and wherefore?Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
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Tangier and one or two other ports are open to foreign trade.Commercial Geography
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In Tangier you'll find some of the world's poorest and some of the richest.
One can't be too cautious about thepeople one meets in Tangier.
Tangier is possibly the most cosmopolitan city in the world.
- 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)
- having a pungent, fresh, or briny flavour or aromaa tangy sea breeze
Word Origin and History for tangier
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