Definition of tig in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɪɡ/

noun& verb

chiefly British
Another term for tag2.
Example sentences
  • The chasing games alone include Disney tig (you shout ‘Mickey Mouse’ if caught), toilet tig (requiring a flushing arm movement) and ghost tig (played with eyes closed).
  • They move around Leslie Travers' park design and climbing wall in free-running moves choreographed by Wayne Stables; they play tig, until Nicola plays a more dangerous game.
  • Thanks to the wheelchair she can fetch things herself and even enjoy a game of tig with her brothers.


Early 18th century: perhaps a variant of the verb tick1.

Words that rhyme with tig

big, brig, dig, fig, gig, grig, jig, lig, pig, prig, rig, snig, sprig, swig, trig, twig, Whig, wig

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