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trig

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[ trig ]
/ trɪg /
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noun Informal.
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Origin of trig

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

Other definitions for trig (2 of 4)

trig2
[ trig ]
/ trɪg /
Chiefly British Dialect or Archaic.

adjective
neat, trim, smart, or spruce.
in good physical condition; sound; well.
verb (used with object), trigged, trig·ging.
to make trim, smart, etc. (often followed by up or out).

Origin of trig

2
First recorded in 1150–1200 for earlier sense; 1505–15 for def. 1; Middle English trig(g) “true, trusty,” from Old Norse tryggr “loyal, safe”; cognate with Gothic triggws “loyal, true, faithful”; see true

OTHER WORDS FROM trig

trigness, noun

Other definitions 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; from Old Norse tryggja “to make fast, secure”; see also trig2, true

Other definitions for trig (4 of 4)

trig.

abbreviation
trigonometric.
trigonometrical.
trigonometry.
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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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