[ tik-it ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪt /


verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. tickell,
  2. tickell, thomas,
  3. ticker,
  4. ticker tape,
  5. ticker-tape parade,
  6. ticket agency,
  7. ticket agent,
  8. ticket day,
  9. ticket of leave,
  10. ticket office


    have tickets on oneself, Australian Slang. to be conceited.

Origin of ticket

1520–30; 1925–30 for def 4; earlier tiket < Middle French etiquet memorandum. See etiquette

Related formstick·et·less, adjectivere·tick·et, verb (used with object)un·tick·et·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ticketing


/ (ˈtɪkɪt) /


verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)

to issue or attach a ticket or tickets to
informal to earmark for a particular purpose
See also tickets

Derived Formsticketing, noun

Word Origin for ticket

C17: from Old French etiquet, from estiquier to stick on, from Middle Dutch steken to stick ²

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Word Origin and History for ticketing
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Idioms and Phrases with ticketing


see just the ticket; meal ticket; split ticket; straight ticket; write one's own ticket.

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