Examples of tame
Examples of tame
Tame Your Money Shame. It’s taboo to talk about financial struggles because our emotions about money run so deep—but naming our feelings around money will help us deepen our relationship with it.
Where does tame come from?
Tame, as an adjective, is dated to Old English, when it was used of domesticated animals—to break them of their wild, human-fearing nature—and people or things showing such subdued characteristics. The verb form is recorded by the 1300s.
By metaphorical extension, a person, performance, or work of art that is tame is dismissed as predictable or boring. We’re still calling, say, TV shows tame, though this use of the word (“dull, uninspired”) has been record since the 1600s.
The beauty community makes gossip girl looks tame AF
— Nathan Bigley (@nrbiggles) October 18, 2018
Tame has several sexual slang applications. According to Green’s Dictionary of Slang, “taming the shrew” has been a joking phrase for “masturbate.” Is this what Shakespeare had in mind?! To tame a partner is way of saying you’re bringing them into submissions through your sexual prowess and passionate intercourse.
His fiancé is so hot she can tame my circus any day
— Ashley 🏒❄️✨ (@HaulaBackGirl) October 22, 2018
Who uses tame?
Critics of movies, TV shows, music, and other art forms who are unimpressed by what they’ve seen may describe the work as tame, especially when the work has been billed to be exciting or risqué.
Imagine watching James Corden for ten years but only realising he's terrible when he offends you with a couple of actually pretty tame jokes
— Nick Goff (@nickgoff79) October 15, 2017
People may also use the verb tame, when not breaking lions for the circus, as a way about bringing “wild” behavior under control. This could be anything from taming unruly hair to sexual promiscuity.
someone gotta tame this girl she keep hopping from dick to dick
— Bryan Torres ⛵️ (@BYankeeTorres) February 7, 2014
As noted, tame is often used in a desirable way for having such sexual lively sex with something that you’ve put them under your control.
#4WordsAfterSex I tamed that pussy
— I'm Batman (@SmashedPussy) September 19, 2014