Definition of tad in English:

tad

Syllabification: tad
informal

adverb

(a tad)
  • To a small extent; somewhat: Mark looked a tad embarrassed
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    • In a second half that was not much prettier but laced with a tad more passion, they bided their time.
    • I dropped hints to Ed, but I feel rather selfish in doing so because it's a tad pricey for our budget.
    • We are a tad worried by our fellow inhabitants, however, if we're regarded as the cleverest on earth.

noun

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Origin

late 19th century (denoting a small child): origin uncertain, perhaps from tadpole. The current usage dates from the 1940s.

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