adjective, tar·di·er, tar·di·est.
Origin of tardy
Examples from the Web for tardy
Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Tardy employees approached their work joyously, not stealthily, as is the normal custom of such miscreants.The Triumph of Virginia Dale|John Francis, Jr.
Tardy I might be, but it was hardly conceivable that my presence aboard the rocket could have averted the catastrophe.The Worlds of If|Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Tardy restitution given to a long-suffering people; late righting of an ancient wrong!Vacation days in Greece|Rufus B. Richardson
"Tardy obedience is of the house of mutiny," I said sternly.To Have and To Hold|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for tardy
adjective -dier or -diest
Word Origin for tardy
Word Origin and History for tardy
late 14c. (implied in tardity), from Old French tardif (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus "slow, sluggish, dull, stupid," of unknown origin. Related: Tardily; tardiness.