# trig

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[trig]

## Origin of trig

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by shortening

## trig

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[trig]

## Origin of trig

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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

## Synonyms for trig

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com## trig

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[trig]

## Origin of trig

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

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## Related Words for trig

fly, swank, modern, contemporary, current, chichi, chic, mod, now, smart, latest, trim, snug, tidy, slick, orderly, regular, dainty, spruce, nice## Examples from the Web for trig

### Contemporary Examples of trig

“I think in regard to Trig, anything is possible,” McGinniss writes.

New Palin Book’s 8 Juiciest LeaksSeptember 15, 2011

Palin dedicates the book to her 2-year old son, Trig, who has Down syndrome.

How could I ever forget the sight of a banner held up high to say “We Are Here For Trig”?

### Historical Examples of trig

The schooner was as newly painted and trig as if fresh from the ways.

The Cruise of the Dry DockT. S. Stribling

Smithers is an ass with the theodolite, and Hedger's 'trig' is rotten.

A Lively Bit of the FrontPercy F. Westerman

But, under the cool, keen regard of the trig maid, of course he upset the milk.

The QuestFrederik van Eeden

Jane was a trig, neat body; small, as the coast girls often are—I wonder why?

A Singular LifeElizabeth Stuart Phelps

Is it possible that I once agonized over this trig little man?

The Captain of the Gray-Horse TroopHamlin Garland

## trig

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## Word Origin for trig

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

## trig

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## Word Origin for trig

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

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