trig

1
[ trig ]
/ trɪg /

noun Informal.

Origin of trig

1
by shortening

Definition for trig (2 of 4)

trig2
[ 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

OTHER WORDS FROM trig

trig·ness, noun

Definition for trig (3 of 4)

trig3
[ 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

Definition for trig (4 of 4)

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British Dictionary definitions for trig (1 of 3)

trig1
/ (trɪɡ) archaic, or dialect /

adjective

neat or spruce

verb trigs, trigging or trigged

to make or become trim or spruce

Derived forms of trig

trigly, adverbtrigness, noun

Word Origin for trig

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

British Dictionary definitions for trig (2 of 3)

trig2
/ (trɪɡ) mainly dialect /

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

British Dictionary definitions for trig (3 of 3)

trig.

abbreviation for

trigonometrical
trigonometry
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