or tegg

[ teg ]
/ tɛg /


Animal Husbandry.
  1. a two-year-old sheep that has not been shorn.
  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for teg


/ (tɛɡ) /


a two-year-old sheep
the fleece of a two-year-old sheep

Word Origin for teg

C16: of unknown origin
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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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