verb (used with object), tas·seled, tas·sel·ing or (especially British) tas·selled, tas·sel·ling.
verb (used without object), tas·seled, tas·sel·ing or (especially British) tas·selled, tas·sel·ling.
- tasmanian devil,
- tasmanian tiger,
- tasmanian wolf,
- tassel flower,
Origin of tassel
Examples from the Web for tassel
Molly, standing by the window knocking the tassel of the blind to and fro, was breathing quickly.Great Possessions|Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
Before the corn was in tassel, he had been laid beside Benny.Dust|Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
She continued this with a certain sedateness and concentration until the tassel went beyond her reach and caught in the curtain.Children of the Desert|Louis Dodge
The Hessian boots with curved front and tassel at the top were still worn.Dress design|Talbot Hughes
When she admitted the tassel, his admiration became mixed with respect.The Street of Seven Stars|Mary Roberts Rinehart
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for tassel
c.1300, "mantle fastener," from Old French tassel "a fastening, clasp" (mid-12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tassellus, said to be from Latin taxillus "small die or cube," a diminutive of talus "knucklebone, ankle" (see talus (n.1)). But OED finds this doubtful and calls attention to the variant form tossel and suggests association with toss (v.). Meaning "hanging bunch of small cords" is first recorded late 14c.