ticket

[ tik-it ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for ticket

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM ticket

tick·et·less, adjectivere·tick·et, verb (used with object)un·tick·et·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ticketless

  • A few miles from Douglas the conductor found he had thirty-seven ticketless passengers.

  • But still he did not open the window, and we were ticketless, and the train was within a minute of departure.

    Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
  • Here I found a number of boys and men who, like myself, lingered about ticketless and shelterless.

    Broke|Edwin A. Brown

British Dictionary definitions for ticketless

ticket
/ (ˈtɪkɪt) /

noun

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 forms of ticket

ticketing, 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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Idioms and Phrases with ticketless

ticket

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

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