Definition of teg in English:

teg

Syllabification: teg

noun

  • A sheep in its second year.
    More example sentences
    • Mr Goldsmith suffered loss by the drowning of fourteen ewe tegs, and Mr Jones by the drowning of eight little pigs.
    • Mr. Mitchell again won the challenge cup for the best pen of fat tegs, which sold at £5 7s each.
    • In the open class for tegs in the wool Mr Grundy took first prize with some very large sheep with plenty of wool, colour and size, and showing a useful mixture of the Hampshire and well suited for the butcher.

Origin

early 16th century (as a contemptuous term for a woman; later applied specifically to a ewe in her second year): perhaps related to Swedish tacka 'ewe'.

More definitions of teg

Definition of teg in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody