trig

1
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nounInformal.

Origin of trig

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening

Other definitions for trig (2 of 4)

trig2
[ trig ]

adjective
  1. neat, trim, smart, or spruce.

  2. in good physical condition; sound; well.

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

Other words from trig

  • trigness, noun

Other definitions for trig (3 of 4)

trig3
[ trig ]

verb (used with object),trigged, trig·ging.Dialect.
  1. to support or prop, as with a wedge.

  2. to act as a check on (the moving of wheels, vehicles, etc.).

noun
  1. 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
  1. trigonometric.

  2. trigonometrical.

  1. trigonometry.

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How to use trig in a sentence

  • I stubbed my toe over the trigs I had set in the way of my own operations.

British Dictionary definitions for trig (1 of 3)

trig1

/ (trɪɡ) archaic, or dialect /


adjective
  1. neat or spruce

verbtrigs, trigging or trigged
  1. to make or become trim or spruce

Origin of trig

1
C12 (originally: trusty): of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tryggr true

Derived forms of trig

  • trigly, adverb
  • trigness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for trig (2 of 3)

trig2

/ (trɪɡ) mainly dialect /


noun
  1. a wedge or prop

verbtrigs, trigging or trigged (tr)
  1. to block or stop

  2. to prop or support

Origin of trig

2
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
  1. trigonometrical

  2. trigonometry

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