[ tik-it ]
/ ˈtɪk ɪt /


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


tick·et·less, adjectivere·tick·et, verb (used with object)un·tick·et·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tickets (1 of 2)

/ (ˈtɪkɪts) /

pl n

Southern African informal the end; that was it

Word Origin for tickets

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for tickets (2 of 2)

/ (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 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 tickets


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

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