trig

1
[ trig ]
/ trɪg /
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noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. triforium,
  2. triform,
  3. trifunctional,
  4. trifurcate,
  5. trifurcation,
  6. trig point,
  7. trig.,
  8. triga,
  9. trigamous,
  10. trigamy

Origin of trig

1
by shortening

trig

2
[ trig ]
/ trɪg /

adjective Chiefly British.

neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
in good physical condition; sound; well.

verb (used with object), trigged, trig·ging.

Chiefly British Dialect. to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out).

Origin of trig

2
1150–1200 for earlier sense; 1505–15 for def 1; Middle English trigg true, trusty < Old Norse tryggr loyal, safe; cognate with Gothic triggws true, faithful. See true

Related formstrig·ness, noun

trig

3
[ trig ]
/ trɪg /

verb (used with object), trigged, trig·ging. Dialect.

to support or prop, as with a wedge.
to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).

noun

a wedge or block used to prevent a wheel, cask, or the like, from rolling.

Origin of trig

3
First recorded in 1585–95, trig is from the Old Norse word tryggja to make fast, secure

trig.

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British Dictionary definitions for trig

trig

1
/ (trɪɡ) archaic, or dialect /

adjective

neat or spruce

verb trigs, trigging or trigged

to make or become trim or spruce
Derived Formstrigly, adverbtrigness, noun

Word Origin for trig

C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true

noun

a wedge or prop

verb trigs, trigging or trigged (tr)

to block or stop
to prop or support

Word Origin for trig

C16: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse tryggja to make secure; see trig 1

trig.

abbreviation for

trigonometrical
trigonometry
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Word Origin and History for trig

trig

adj.

"smart, trim," c.1200, from Old Norse tryggr "firm, trusty, true" (see true (adj.)). A Scottish and northern word only until 19c.

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