- Animal Husbandry.
- a two-year-old sheep that has not been shorn.
- the wool shorn from such a sheep.
- Chiefly British. a two-year-old doe.
- British Dialect. a yearling sheep.
Origin of teg
First recorded in 1520–30; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for teg
Laura luxuriated in the waggon; Teg, less fortunate, trudged behind, begging as he went his food.
Mrs. Tibs took in the girl, for she must have a drudge; Teg had a penny given him, and the door shut in his face.
Teg was ragged, and none would employ him; begging was so unprofitable there was no living by it.
Teg spat upon her threshold, and went, no one cared or knew whither.
- a two-year-old sheep
- the fleece of a two-year-old sheep
C16: of unknown origin
Word Origin and History for teg
sheep in its second year, 1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish tacka "ewe").
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