Definition of tig in English:


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Pronunciation: /tɪɡ

noun& verb

chiefly British
Another term for tag2.
More 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.

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